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Princes Street

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #104 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

There are two main streets in Edinburgh- the Royal Mile is full of touristy stuff. The other street is Princes Street and is lined with retail chain stores. What differentiates Princes Street from other commercial streets in other cities are its views of the castle and the Old Town and its street shows on the square next to the National... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Princess street contains most high street stores and has great views of the castle. Easy to walk along and you can meander up and down across Rose Street and George Street taking in everything Edinburgh has to offer in the city centre...

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

well I was in scotland for few days and I spent some time in edinburgh on princess street . it was very good ,its a busy street and also beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Princes Street is a great place to shop when in Edinburgh, especially on a sunny day. With great views across to the Old Town, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle as well as the Princes Street Gardens and various monuments, it's well worth a visit when wandering around Edinburgh. The shops themselves tend to be the typical chain stores you would... More

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I visited during the festival so it was quite busy walking down this street. But the buses and trams pull up all along here. The train station is here. So if you want to shop and the don't want to carry your bags miles this seemed ideal. The choices of shops were very good, ranging from marks and spencer to... More

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are going to Edinburgh to shop on Princes street it not great cross the road and walk along the gardens instead. Fine if you a forge in tourist

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Ottawa, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There’s nothing particularly special about Princes Street. It is crowded and has a lot of standard shops (i.e., clothes etc.) and souvenir stores willing to relieve you of your cash! Some of the better kilt makers and whiskey shops are worth visiting.

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This street is lined on one side by retail chain stores. The other side abuts parkland. It's also the place to catch buses, although you might have to walk a long way to your particular stop. Nothing really special here: just shoppers and tourists.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have read the reviews on this street and so much criticism of the trams. We were there for the festival and found it to be extremely busy. Don't know what it is like normally without the festival so I cannot comment with a great deal of knowledge. The street was shopping till you dropped and totally geared up for... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A street that has everything on it but it comes with a price, great statues on the street and excellent views of the castle but the street is full of big issue sellers and homeless people and I cannot give to all of them unfortunately. The big issue sellers are so demanding and thrust the issues in front of you... More

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