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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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A Wonderful Space in the City

The Royal Botanic Garden is well worth a visit at any time of year. Free to explore, we opted to include a visit to the glasshouses, both Victorian and contemporary, which house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Royal Botanic Garden is well worth a visit at any time of year. Free to explore, we opted to include a visit to the glasshouses, both Victorian and contemporary, which house many tropical and desert species. A highlight is the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Memorial Garden. Thoughtfully laid out, it includes links to many elements of the late... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent free gardens that are maintained to a very high standard. Signage on almost every plant is clear and helps significantly with identification. My wife and I got trapped at the excellent Gateway cafe to avoid the rain; absolutely no complaints at this situation as we greatly enjoyed a splendid lunch with some fabulous scones. Lots of people seem to... More 

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth a wander round beautiful even in the winter - great for all the family - and if you just want some peace take a book and sit on a bench and relax. Good cafe available in you need a coffee/food.

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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely break from sightseeing to be able to wander around the various gardens at the Royal Botanic Garden. A tranquil setting and well worth the visit.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

this is a lovely place for a stroll. The keepers do a fantastic job, the colours truly splendid. a lovely Chinese section and beautiful waterfall and ponds. plenty of wildlife and squirrels looking for offerings from visitors. for the visitor/tourist well worth the visit, especially as the gardens are free!! the giant greenhouses do have a small fee but probably... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Edinburgh's Botanic gardens have not only got gardens, exotic plants, glasshouses, water features, shops and cafes, and a great restaurant - in the middle of the gardens there is a exhibition gallery that features contemporary artists. The Gardens are probably worth a series of visits to see everything, and, of course, they change with the seasons!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very good for christmas lunch, roomy and spacious dining area although not great for parking if you are driving. Food was excellent as was the service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Gardens are beatiful and very relaxing, good walk and lovely plants/trees to see. Wanted a drink in restaurant nothing to eat but wasnt allowed, was a sunday and they were busy for lunches.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

These gardens are so worth a visit. Each season they change in colour but always so well kept and interesting. A lovely walk to lift anyone's spirits among trees, plants flowers, lakes and birds. A large cafe and gift shop too, plus easy to reach if walking from town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

we went the extra mile by having a "privet" tour guide with huge knowledge, we went as well to the Glasshouse and by taking the combine 4 buses we were able to enter for free. lots to see and lots to learn.

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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.