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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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Lovely peaceful atmosphere and the greenhouses are well worth visiting even though there is a charge for them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely peaceful atmosphere and the greenhouses are well worth visiting even though there is a charge for them.

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Fabbrico, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The garden is really beautiful and well cared, paths are easy to follow and the design is pretty. There are glasshouses, but only a couple is free, otherwise you have to pay about 6£. Even if you're not a garden enthusiast, you'll be surprised!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great any time of the year. The gardens are beautiful and glass houses well stocked. Great shop at John hope gateway.

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Chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Royal Botanic Garden is so well designed and presented. It has so many different themes and variety of plants. We extremely enjoyed the day there and the children and their friends run wild! What a marvelous place to relax! And this is the first time we see a massive tree fossil and this is the only place having such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Best botanic gardens I know. Incredibly varied, beautifully designed, and the hothouses are magical.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've visited many botanical gardens around the globe, but Edinburgh's Royal Botanical Garden must rate as one of the finest. Stunning collection of trees, bushes, plants. All beautifully tended. There is a first class cafe with helpful welcoming staff. The glass houses are out of this world: different environments in each one. I can't recommend this fantastic facility highly enough.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for all ages. Free to wander around and if you want to go into the glass houses there is a charge but only if you are over 16. Well worth allowing several hours for a visit, even if the weather is bad, as there is plenty undercover to see too. It is one of my favourite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

October is not a good time to visit this Garden, not all flowers are in bloom. It was kind of disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love this place so much! So relaxing. Beautiful gardens, lovely food in the restaurant. Big enough to find a quiet corner to just sit and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An absolutely extensive collection of flora and fauna from around the world. Allow plenty of time and you may bring a good book to read while you sit on a quiet bench and enjoy a coffee from the little café.

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Additional Information about Royal Botanic Garden

Address: The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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.
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