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Royal Botanic Garden

The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
44-131-552-7171
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Ranked #8 of 209 Attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Royal Botanic Garden is about 2kms north of Princes Street. It is super and free although entry into the glasshouses is liable to be charged for... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

So beautiful glad we went and it's about a 25 minute walk from city center depending if it's raining or not

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Its great that this is one of the stops of the hop on/hop off bus. The glass houses were amazing. I loved the orchids and large lilly pads. What I found disappointing was that there wasn't any fall flower display. The cafeteria had good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Leaflets of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh looked quite inviting so one sunny October day I decided to make an effort and drove there from as far away as Glasgow. You can enter the Garden either through an East or West Entrance, the latter being a new and modern building containing a restaurant, shop and other facilities. On a... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent and well organised visit. A visit to the Glasshouses is a must; along with the Queen Mothers`Garden.

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Lockerbie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Came here for a visit before going home. Free entry which can't be bad for Edinburgh. Extremely large gardens which would take a lot of time to see everything. Extra to get in the glass houses but would pay on another visit. Would visit again in mid summer to see plants and shrubs in full bloom. The colours on the... More

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Montrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had a few hours to kill in Edinburgh and the gardens fitted the bill perfectly. The grounds are wonderfully laid out with the views and vista's constantly changing. But the glass houses have to be the jewel in the crown. They have recreated so many environments from different parts of the world. In some cases the foliage is so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The gardens are beautiful. Take your time to explore the glass houses with a variety enviroments and plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Great place for a wander in Summer or Winter. Great for kids to run around and best of all its free. You do have to pay if you want to go into the glasshouse though but its worth it if its a one off trip for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed an hour or so here (despite the rain) and it is nice if you want to see some greenery whilst in town, but it is quite small and I would not prioritise this over other sights (such as national gallery, museum of Scotland, a guided walk or Royal Britannia) if you have a limited time in Edinburgh and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Brightened the cloudy day with the walks through the grounds. Visit to the seven green houses all connected exhibited the colorful & exotic. Ended with very good lunch in a glassed in restaurant with beautiful views

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