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Princes Street

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Activities: Shopping
Description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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No matter what time it is, there's pretty much always people around on Princes Street! There are no buildings on the South side of the street, so the street offers magnificent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

No matter what time it is, there's pretty much always people around on Princes Street! There are no buildings on the South side of the street, so the street offers magnificent views of the castle and Old Town! The street itself is located next to the Waverley Station, so it's easy to get to; lots of buses (+ a tram)... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The first thing to know about Princes Street is that it is very long - be prepared! You have the usual stores you will find in major cities around the world and some "traditional" folksy shops with Tam O'Shanters and the like. However the historical setting is unique with excellent views as you wander along. Well worth it but you... More 

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Dublin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We purposely stayed just off Prince's St for shopping and the beautiful view of the castle. The choice and variety of shops is fantastic. Prince's St will have a special place in my heart as my fiance bought my engagement ring there then asked me at the castle :D

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

A very busy shopping street with plenty of history to visit too. Shops very much spread out with plenty of eating places in amongst them all. If you don't like the hustle and bustle of a city, then you would be in the wrong place here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A typical city centre shopping street with some big name shops, far too many phone shops and some tourity shops. That's one side. The other side gives you the lovely gardens leading to great views of the castle. So pretty much something for everyone.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Princes Street is a big street with lots of stores to do all your shopping, as well as many restaurants. That's on one side, on the other side are the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, where in Summer you'll fin full of people sunbathing, playing or just laying on the grass. Princes Street is a must-visit place in Edinburgh, undoubtedly!

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

is good visiter there. many place to see and eat. is beautiful too. is good place to spent a afternoon and be hospeded.

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Huntervalley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Princes Street has numerous shops and food outlets on one side and a park on the other side. There is a variety of different small stores and department stores. There are also Hotels along the street. The park is quite large and contains a number of statues, monuments and memorials. If you are interested in genealogy the General Registry Office... More 

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Bombay, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This has to be the standout location in Edinburgh, easily accessible and full of great shopping options and restaurants.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice selection of mainly fashion stores but my favourite has to be Jenners Department Store. It has a traditional old fashioned department store feel to it which I think is nice and don't know any other store like it in Scotland. There are lots of places to eat to cater for all budgets and taste. Number One at The Balmoral... More 

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