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Princes Street

Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #77 of 194 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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Round Rock, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lots of shops but it wasn't really any different than any other street with shops. but what you want to do if you rent a car is skip the overpriced GPS rental and buy a GPS here. Plenty of choices and everyone was very helpful. We were in Scotland for 2 weeks and saved money by buying one rather than... More 

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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've never seen so many shops in one place in my life. It felt like I had died and gone to heaven. Perfect for all your shopping needs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lots of shopping options here, especially for clothes (M&S, H&M, Primark, Top Shop etc.) and during the Christmas season, there is Christmas market with fun rides for kids and adults at Princes Street Garden. Some dining options are available, from pub foods, Italian, fast food, and of course coffee houses.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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121 helpful votes 121 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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