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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.

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Lovely City Shopping

Lovely time visiting and shopping on Princes Street on my trip to Edinburgh. Very long pretty scenic street with such pretty buildings converted into shops. Great shopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Princes Street is the heart of Edinburgh's shopping. Located in the very centre of the city, there you will find some of the biggest brands, from mobile phones to things for your home, alongside places to eat and coffee shops. Very easy to find it with public transports, as many bus routes go through there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ladies if you love shopping you will love Princes Street every shop under the sun, a husbands nightmare but a wifes dream.

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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the classy shopping street it once was. Far too many tourist and low end type shops. It does however have some amazing landmarks and the gardens are very nice.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely time visiting and shopping on Princes Street on my trip to Edinburgh. Very long pretty scenic street with such pretty buildings converted into shops. Great shopping experience. Something about the dark evenings seeing a street all lit up too...must be fantastic at Christmas. Busy with trams and buses all very well kept with a mix of friendly people. Busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Princes Street several years running now whilst at the Festival. It's a good location for shopping - you must visit Jenners - one of the oldest dept store in the world. Afternoon tea is great! If you choose to stay in the city Motel One is a great location just outside Waverley train station!! Grab a tour... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe that this is the main street in Edinburgh. There are a lots of shopping facitlities all along, this street. Actually, I find that the street is not too busy with cars . You can just walk around the shops on one side and have the magnificent scenery on the other... Both the morning and night gives you a different... More 

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Terschuur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of shops in view of the Castle and the other landmarks of the city. Also plenty of more historical things like the Walter Scott monument and the Scottish National Galery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying at a hotel nearby, you are in luck! Everything is right there: food, shopping and attractions! The best location in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Edinburgh hotel was located just a “hop, step and a jump” from Princes Street. Therefore during our second stay in this glorious city, we became quite familiar with this impressive boulevard. The road was busy from early in the morning until late in the evening with cars, trucks and buses. There is a dual tramline located in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for our 10th wedding anniversary and actually stayed in a hotel on Princes Street. As it's been foggy during our teip we were treated to a very atmospheric visit along Princes Street. Plenty of shops to suit everyone but don't forget to stroll along the side streets too and the road behind which runs parallel, for more shops... 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.
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