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Princes Street

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #80 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Princes street has a brilliant variety of shops. We came to visit the Christmas markets and were not disappointed. Plenty of stalls and fairground attractions giving a great festive atmosphere ... we even had the snow!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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276 reviews 276 reviews
170 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

There is not a lot you can say about Princes Street. It's a street in Edinburgh, with shops on one side, and gardens on the other. It's fine for shopping, but that's about it.

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Northern Ireland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A visit to Edinburgh always includes a walk along Princess Street but now near Christmas it is a daunting prospect not for the faint hearted

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was here june of 2013 with my sister. The girl running the desk was nice but the place was hard to find and the entrance is in an ally. If I was traveling alone I would recommend this place. We shared a double room. So it was just the too of us. The room was clean but the bed... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Princess St is a great place to shop although you are required to walk a bit to see them all being spread along the length of one side of the street. The location is fantastic as you can always see the iconic castle, gardens and the historic buildings overlooking. Rose St. and George St. run parallel to Princess St. where... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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181 reviews 181 reviews
114 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the most famous streets of Edinburgh full of shops, close proximity from many attractions. A must visit for tourists and shopaholics.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Plenty of high street shops and hotels but don't spend all your time here, Edinburgh has much more to offer. Obviously easy access to the gardens and a good view of the castle. Very congested on a busy Saturday afternoon.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This has to be one of the nicest areas to shop in anywhere, great shops, nice eating places plus all the usual suspects of MCds , BHs etc etc, with great attractions on the other side of the street - the castle, the galleries and princes gardens for a rest. BUT - wake up EDINBURGH - I spent several weeks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is where most tourist links are. The main hotels offering views over the castle. The train station is close so if travelling by train you will hit this street. There is many places to eat and fancy hotels if you have a big wallet. Lots of shopping and tourist shops located on the street and down the side... More 

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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Princes street offers you shopping with a difference. You can enjoy seeing Edinburgh Castle form almost everywhere on the street. There is a host of shops to choose from but not a lot of restaurants. There are also plenty of souvenir shops on the street. You can get the tram on this street to Edinburgh Airport & a number of... More 

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