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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

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Unfortunately this wasn't looking great but we did read it was due to the Christmas markets - hopefully they will have it looking great again soon

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eastendyid
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have given this a rating of 3 as it wad winter when we visited so everything wad grey and bleak. I'm sure that if I visited in the summer months that I would rate it a 5

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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately this wasn't looking great but we did read it was due to the Christmas markets - hopefully they will have it looking great again soon

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Thank Eastendyid
Fredericton, Canada
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89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a busy day, this is the perfect place to sit and take in the view of the castle and really feel this beautiful city.The park was filled with flowers and many people were sitting on the grass having lunch. Loved it!!

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Banstead
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of these gardens is somewhat disturbing, but they. Make a nice walk and view especially when covered in snow. Not much else to say

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Rajahmundry, India
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Edinburgh is a beautiful city with good gardens especially pricess street gardens is must watchable place.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of benches to sit on and relax on a busy day and soak up Edinburgh a park in the city and great to look up at the castle

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Thank julie w
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place for a relaxing walk on a lovely winters day. Well kept with a wide variety of shrubs,flowers and trees. A couple of nice coffee sheds within as well.

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St Columb Major, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens is a must see. Lovely peaceful walk around the gardens after a busy time shopping is perfect. Take a book down there to read, or just go for a stroll, well worth it

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little bit of sunshine in spring/summer and us locals descend on princes st gardens armed with a picnic and bottles of wine to sit back with friends and watch the world go by. During the festival you can see random free acts throughout, and sometimes there's a band playing at the bandstand in west princes st gardens. Beware of... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taken by friends you don't expect much in the city centre ..... what a place. You could spend the whole day here and still enjoy it.....and free entry to boot

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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