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Princes Street

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #100 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A complete mess of a street that is constantly tweaked and fine-tuned but made worse every time. The shops are, on the whole, standard, bland chain stores and shops found anywhere. The pavements are too wide and NOT flat as the extended bit uses what was the camber of the road. Having no camber any more, the road floods easily.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I live in London, but visit Edinburgh and Liverpool regularly. Princes Street is a nightmare, where endless buses, taxis, trucks and no trams make crossing the road on the all too few crossingss is difficult. The pavement next to Princes Street gardens is too narrow and difficult. Coupled with the fact that Edinburgh has few proper street maps, it is... More

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223 reviews 223 reviews
106 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Being a regular visitor to Princes Street I can see how much impact the new Tram system has had on the area – and little is positive. 1. There still seem to be as many buses / taxis as before 2. The trams do not stop in a convenient place to encourage pedestrians to use them for travel down Princes... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was mobbed, very busy street to walk. Very good selection of shops and great sights to see when walking along.

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Far superior to Glasgow. Now that the trams are running nice to walk along particularly with the views of the gardens and the castle etc.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
77 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very interesting street to walk but there are not so many good shops available, if you compare with Glasgow.

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london county hall
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201 reviews 201 reviews
123 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A main road through the city, similar to London's Oxford St.Sometimes it can feel like you're swimming against the tide. Be patient when crossing the road as some try to dodge the trams, buses and cars coming from every direction. Lots of big brand shops including the famous Jenners. Some hotels are located on Princes St and it can be... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Princes Street is a great place to walk if you're looking for many things to see and do in Edinburgh. It has lots of shopping, and many tourist attractions to view up close! Definitely worth a walk.

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Ripley, Wolverhampton
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Princes Street has more than just shopping. It has excellent outlets for tourists (though be prepared to pay tourist prices). It also has free entertainment from the many street players etc, and the Gardens are relaxing for people watching, picnics and pleasant walks. The Scott Monument is wonderful if you can climb stairs, and at only £4 the price is... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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110 reviews 110 reviews
108 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you can find a hotel or hostel on Princes Street. Everything is a quick walk away - especially you are close to the castle. It's a nice street full of shops and tourists. The gardens are a nice addition.

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