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Royal Botanic Garden

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Address: The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Picnicking
Description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for...
70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for a sunny afternoon.
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Great day out, for a sunny day!

I often visit the botanic gardens on sunny days with groups of friends or my boyfriend. We can spend almost a whole day there, when the weather is good. Beautiful plants and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
LauraC44_2009
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I often visit the botanic gardens on sunny days with groups of friends or my boyfriend. We can spend almost a whole day there, when the weather is good. Beautiful plants and flowers to see, we often buy squirrel feed from the shop there and feed the squirrels by hand which is good fun. Café and restaurant, are both lovely,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens with wonderful history. Not far from the centre of Edinburgh, a lovely place to go when the weather is good. Tropical houses are also worth a visit. A sweet haven.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely on a sunny day, the shop with exhibitions is great too. After reading the reviews recommending the greenhouses we were glad we went. Some amazing examples of plantlife and flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

lovely open areas, well looked after and spectacular views of Edinburgh castle, with good visitor center, and restaurants for family eating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A little outside town (about half hour walk) is the beautiful botanic Gardens. Surprisingly free to get in, and only charge for the glass houses (a fiver each and i would recommend paying to do these). We had a lovely walk around the gardens, and each corner was another beautiful landscape or garden to explore. It will only take you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the garden in middle of April and there was not much to see. We saw the rock garden but I would have like to see the Victoria Garden in the full bloom. The museum is free. The garden would be very beautiful if the flowers were all in bloom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely one of a kind botanic garden world-wide. Visited in April and it was just beginning to bloom. Nice to stroll around if the weather is good or why not go for a picnic. Fresh air and silence. Suitable for families as well as couples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This botanic garden is bery beautiful not only because of the flora it exhibits, but also because of the view of the city you get from there. It's a must, even if you can't visit the glasshouses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Free to roam around the garden. £5 to go into the 10 glasshouses is well worth it too. you could spend a few hours here with a picnic maybe?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you want some peace and quiet with a nice lunch this is where to come. Lots of lovely walks and a good shop too!

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Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.