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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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We had a walk along Princes street to allow the kids the opportunity to buy some souvenirs before we left. It's a nice place with shops along one side and the park on the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had a walk along Princes street to allow the kids the opportunity to buy some souvenirs before we left. It's a nice place with shops along one side and the park on the other with a view of the castle in the background. Some of the souvenir shops were great and felt very Scottish, while others seemed to sell... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

As in any big city there are streets dedicated to shopping and animated commercial. Princes Street with its wide sidewalks and beautiful gardens, shops, the famous brands and class of department stores is not far always in the beautiful architecture of Victorian buildings.

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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Princes Street has to be one of the most iconic streets in the UK. It opitimises what Scotland's capital city has to offer. It has the old and the new, Jenners department store with its old and grand look to Apples flagship store full of new technologies. The only downside are a plethora of big issue sellers and beggars plaguing... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Princes street has plenty to offer, day and night, in terms of places to shop and things to see. I love it at night time, when the gardens and castle are lit up.

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Manosque, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Shame - one of the most famous streets in the world, but - beggars, buskers and people stopping us to fill out questionnaires AND very dirty & litter on the pavement. Go to George Street - much tidier, classier and peaceful

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Slough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our hotel was right on the Princess street, pls see my Evie's of Travelodge and we liked going out in the evenings knowing we are right near the hotel.

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Fully, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Princess Street is a must see, this is one of the major thoroughfares in Edinburgh. In this street there is a lot of stores, you can buy clothes, postcards, souvenirs, whiskeys &c. You won't be disappointed.

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Morgins, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very long shopping street. If you like shopping, you will find what you need here. Since this street, you have a magnificient view on the castle, day and night.

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Martigny, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Princes street is a must see great to walk along. Everyone will find something to appreciate in this street. All along you can find a lot of shops to buy what you want ! Clothes, eating, drinking and souvenirs are not expensive ! When you walk along this street you have a nice view of the wonderful castle. ;)

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are looking for a place to shop while in Edinburgh this is the place for you! there are tons and tones of places to go shopping. Including everyone's favorite store, Primark. If you have never been to Primark (or Penny's in Ireland) I highly recommend checking it out. It has super cheap clothing and accessories. Overall Princes Street... More 

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.