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Royal Botanic Garden

Address: The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
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Ranked #6 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Owner description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for a sunny afternoon.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Been to the gardens many times, our young children love exploring the various areas of the park. Shame that the glass house is not free the same as the gardens themselves are but its not paticularly expensive and worth it at least once. The only annoying factor is that if you are visiting during the week you need to pay... More 

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brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to make a vist here on our last morning, almost as an "afterthought", and were very pleased that we did. Although it was not the best time of year for the gardens, the Palm Houses were well worth the visit ( 10? in total) Dave and Sandra Smith

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took our two year old grandson to the Botanical Gardens yesterday and finished off with a lovely Afternoon Tea in the dining area. The staff we very pleasant and helpful and the AT was excellent with several sandwiches, scones, shortbread and meringues. Good quality food in wonderfull surroundings. This is better than Kew Gardens and Edinburgh you should be... More 

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brixham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lovely parkland but as it was December not much to see apart from the hothouse where there was a charge. I will certainly return in either the spring or summer and will score accordingly.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I enjoyed the Botanical gardens (especially since they were free!) I can only imagine it must be very beautiful here in spring but it was still well worth a vist and some fresh air in the wintertime. I also really liked the area they were in, there were some good cafes etc about and some great second hand stores.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens are beautiful, inspiring and an easy bus trip from Edinburgh City Centre (East Gate entrance). Entry is free to the gardens. We visited in late autumn, the Rock Gardens and the Giant Sequoias in the woodland gardens were my highlights together with the collections in the Glasshouses (small charge; free entry for RBG Kew members).... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is Scotland's equivalent of Kew in London but I much prefer RBG. Beautifully maintained gardens with themed areas in a relatively compact site. Azalea bank is particularly stunning in spring. Views of city centre are impressive. A delightful dog-free park to wander at leisure, or sit and contemplate, cafes and restaurant if you want. And it's free (apart from... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Even on a cold bright December's day, the Royal Botanic Gardens is worthy of a visit, It is beautifully set out and makes for a really tranquil place for a Sunday morning walk, it is particularly worth walking to edge of the garden overlooking the Water of Leith to see the impressive panoramic views over the city towards the Castle

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited on a hot day in June. The gardens were beautiful, extensive and free of charge. There is a small charge for the glass houses (about £4) which is well worth it. But the remainder of the gardens are worth a visit by themselves if you don’t like the humidity of the glasshouses. One of the glasshouses was closed for... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Another successful event Edinburgh. You do things well I must admit, lots of fun to be had on your own, as a couple, on en famille.

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