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Princes Street

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #92 of 204 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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Edmonton, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Princes Street is a great place to walk if you're looking for many things to see and do in Edinburgh. It has lots of shopping, and many tourist attractions to view up close! Definitely worth a walk.

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Ripley, Wolverhampton
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Princes Street has more than just shopping. It has excellent outlets for tourists (though be prepared to pay tourist prices). It also has free entertainment from the many street players etc, and the Gardens are relaxing for people watching, picnics and pleasant walks. The Scott Monument is wonderful if you can climb stairs, and at only £4 the price is... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
107 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you can find a hotel or hostel on Princes Street. Everything is a quick walk away - especially you are close to the castle. It's a nice street full of shops and tourists. The gardens are a nice addition.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is one of the main streets in Edinburgh and there is so much going on. We stayed in a hotel on this street and we found out it was the best location to stay as it is a short walk from all the main things to visit in the City

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As title... not a lot else to say really, extremely busy, very noisy due to traffic & trams.. also the pelican crossings on the adjoining streets are terrible, the enforced wait is far to long.. people just get tired of waiting and end up taking their lives into their own hands! OK, there are some decent shops.. but nothing that... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Plenty of good shopping can be done on Princes Street and the surrounding streets. You'll find stuff in all price rangers, from cheaper stuff to luxury high end stuff only the 1% can afford. Regardless, we didn't know about Princes Street before we came to Edinburgh and on our next visit we'll be sure to visit it again.

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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

An always changing view, some of the shops are not what they were but walking along on the Garden side is nice. Now that the Tramworks are out of the way it should be a lot better.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Princes Street is the main thoroughfare of the NEW TOWN section of Edinburgh. One finds the following at the Princes Street: Waverly Train Station, Princes Mall, Princes Gardens (East & West sides) hotels, department stores/shops, statues, benches to sit down, stops for buses that come frequently, etc. This being the case, Princes Street is always busy with people - shoppers... More

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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102 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you have been eagerly wanting to travel along the ironic Princes Street on board the new tramway, you can from the end of May 2014. View the castle on one side and the retail outlets on the other. The tram will also pass by Harvey Nicol store (it has its own station!). If the weather is good, a walk... More

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

All the major retailers are along Princes Street so its worth a look. If you are staying that side of the city you cant really avoid it to get to the castle, royal mile etc. Worth a browse, grab a coffee to take throught the park on your way to the castle.

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