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Royal Botanic Garden

Neighborhood: Stockbridge
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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

lots to see and do great for family outting something for all to see great cafe & shop to buy items also

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

lots to see and do great for family outting something for all to see great cafe & shop to buy items also

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I visit the Botanic Gardens several times a year to walk around and photograph the plants. No tripods are allowed in the rock garden, so be warned! Lots to see and always interesting regardless of the season. Glass houses are worth a visit to see tropical plants and succulents. Coffee shop is also great!

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Ireland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here that I never grow tired of visiting, from the changing displays in the John Hope Gateway to the ever changing plants and trees. The tranquility is it's best feature and it's just a little escape from the noise and buzz of the city. I love to wander down here along the Water of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

In every seasons it never fails to amaze. I just saw a fox the other day. The gardens are lovely as are the views, shop and coffee shop.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Had a great time in the gardens, we took some amazing photos. The weather held off and allowed us to walk and explore and enjoy the peace and quiet. Find a quiet spot and watch the world go by!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful gardens in peaceful surroundings. Lovely trees and glasshouses have really interesting plant collections. Will be well worth revisiting in late spring and summer. Nice to see Queen Mother Memorial garden. Extensive stock in shop.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful garden with so many different species. Tidy, clean, full of silence, great place to visit. The full visit takes a couple of (relaxing) hours. Unfortunately during the summer it closes at 6 pm too.. It would be nice if it will close at 7 pm to enjoy more the daylight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I loved this relaxing and interesting place in a sunny Sunday visit! I imagine that it will be wonderful in spring time, with a lot of colors from flowers.

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This garden is definately worth a visit, it lies slightly north of the city centre. Free entry, large gardens to walk round, there is also an indoor greenhouse section that you pay to get into, it's worth it just to see the plants inside. There is is also a couple of cafes within the garden. There is also a small... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The best place to get away from the madness of Edinburgh, especially in festical season, there is always a hidden bench to escape from it all and have a bit peace and quiet! Lots of beautiful landscapes to take in, as long as its not raining its always a good place to go!

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