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Royal Botanic Garden

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Address: The Garden | Arboretum Place / 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: The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72...
The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
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Easy morning in Edinburgh - talk a walk through New Town down to the Royal Botanic Gardens

Made it to the gardens in time a guided tour - highly recommended. Great asset within pleasant stroll from Princes Street area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Made it to the gardens in time a guided tour - highly recommended. Great asset within pleasant stroll from Princes Street area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a completely original and spectacular place to be. Pictures upon pictures to be taken and a great place to take the mrs!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As you would expect of a Botanic garden its well maintained and full of horticultural interest. There were a lot of families there enjoying the open spaces and the entertainment that was on at the time as it was during the Festivals. But unlike most Botanic gardens around the country it is free to enter, you do pay if you... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Quite surprised by how beautiful this place was, hadn't planned to go but on out last day in Edinburgh on a crisp February afternoon we decided to take a look, stunning place the Botanic gardens are well maintained and would highly recommend a visit, would love to go back in the summer, the gardens are free entrance and you just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was in Edinburgh for 4 nights in July, 2015 with family on holidays. It was amazing. Hope to visit again

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Probably the best place to visit in Edinburgh, and it's free! Beautiful place to visit no matter the season, the cafe is reasonably priced (though never the friendliest of staff) and the shop is full of beautiful things :) A must visit!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was good to come here for a bit of a rest during our recent trip to Edinburgh. The flowers are lovely, with plenty to peer at and feel a pang of envy that your own garden would never look so good no matter how hard you tried. It costs extra to go into the glasshouses, but they are worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you time it right and go here on the one day a year the sun shines it really is great. Good long walks through the gardens on a lovely summers day cannot be beaten. I think it would be pretty miserable in the rain and wind but it was glorious when I was here so really cannot comment on... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After nearly a week in the city attending Fringe events we craved some tranquillity so headed for The Botanics as it's known locally. Entry is free and normally a charge is made for the glasshouses but work was in progress in 2 of the 10 so we got in for free. A beaUtiful garden to wander round and escape the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

take a picnic , your camera and plan to be there for the day, amazing both calm and informative. I dont have young children and i wonder how entertained they would be but school age upwards its a day full of adventure

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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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