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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.

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"Busy shopping street"

Worth a stroll along this busy shopping street, loads to see the castle,shops,trams,architecture,monuments and the park walks opposite, but the sad thing is i don't think i have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
toniarob
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Durham, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at a hotel in Princes street. Many shops, close to everything. Not many bars or restaurants, mostly shops and hotels. Rose street with many pubs are just 2 minuttes away.

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Thank Morten P
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great selection of shops but aimed mainly at tourists so prices are sky high compared to out-of-town shopping centres. However it's a fascinating street to walk along, with views of Edinburgh Castle from every angle; the lovely Princes Street Gardens running the whole length of the street, plenty of seating for older or disabled (or tired shopped out people!)... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Worth a stroll along this busy shopping street, loads to see the castle,shops,trams,architecture,monuments and the park walks opposite, but the sad thing is i don't think i have ever seen more people begging on the streets than in Edinburgh, they were everywhere outside every other shop the train station even Weatherspoons, some were still there next day after sitting allnight,{in... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had expected something more spectacular, but was met with a fairly typical high street with the usual selection of shops. It was busy with trams an buses. The gardens on the other side with their view up to the castle may have been better in summer, but had a lot of maintenance work in progress. The thing I missed... More 

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely walk. View of castle as you walk. Shops excellent and parks really well cared for. The town very clean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant place with all the shops and restaurants you would possibly need with the street over a mile long , if you don't want to shop just cross the road into Princes Street gardens with breathtaking views of the castle and the Royal mile and down to the Art galleries !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I simply love the buzz on Princess street any time of the year. You have shops on one side and the park on the other which in summer is full of people enjoying Edinburgh. Some of the shops are a bit tacky and I loath the over priced rubbish they try to sell to tourists. Even in the pouring rain... More 

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Chester le Street
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done some shopping and also travelled on the trams and the buses. The price for a day ticket on the trams and buses, excluding the airport, is £4 for an adult. There's some lovely shops selling tweed but to mention one thing. The architecture is stunning.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 8 year old daughter at Christmas time to experience all the magic of Santa Land. It was fantastic, all along Princes Street there was so much to see and do. Christmas stalls selling all sorts of things, fairground rides, and skating. She loved it; so did I!

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a weekend in Edinburgh, had a nice look around some big stores and close to the Dome - which I wanted to try and did. Jenner's has good architecture inside if you have a look around and Ben's Cookies were absolutely delicious so I'd say pop in there! Nice views all around with Castle & Park close by!

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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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