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Royal Botanic Garden

The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
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Ranked #7 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Royal Botanic Garden is about 2kms north of Princes Street. It is super and free although entry into the glasshouses is liable to be charged for... more »
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Gardens are pleasant and peaceful but you go for the stunning glass houses. Sadly last two times I have been to visit they have been shut and this information has not been made clear on their website

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San Bruno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit to the rolling landscape and the amazing green houses. Good restaurant at the entrance and hilltop coffee shop. A great place for a relaxing walk.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place, lovely maintained. There's also nice little cafe in the middle of the garden with quite reasonable price. Worth a visit any time!

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Tri Cities, TN
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite place in Edinburgh. Now, we do love flowers and horticulture but this place is just amazing. Lunch at the facility was really good. I would highly recommend this. It is free to tour the grounds, there is a fee to get in the glass houses -please do this!!this!!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Free admission but they charge about £5 to enter the large glasshouses.It was a lovely warm,bright summer's day on this,my 1st visit to these gardens. I took me 3 hours to have a pleasant,relaxing stroll around this beautiful site.A choice of 3 cafes.Mostly on level ground.Battery- operated wheelchairs supplied& they only ask for a donation.Free bays for disabled drivers at... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I love gardens and these gardens are superb. I just wish I had had more time to wander around. If you're heading there give yourself at least half a day. I walked from the city which took about 20 minutes and caught the bus back which is cheap, frequent and convenient.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The well maintained Royal Botanic Garden is definitely worth a visit. Don't miss it when you're in Edinburgh. And be sure to see the glasshouses. It's also a good idea to have lunch in the Gateway Restaurant. The food is good, but it's always crowded. So don't forget to reserve a table.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is very very large and you need hours to see it all! I got lost a few times. I will admit I have a poor sense of direction but there were very few sings to help you get where you want to go. I am sure this would not have been such a problem for me, if I had... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were on the tour bus, going to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, when we stopped off here on the way, and we were not disappointed. We walked around the gardens (and it's free) amongst the many different plants and trees for an hour and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. If you get chance, don't miss it!!

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a nice park in the middle of the hustle and buste of a city. It is a really nice quite day out. There are place to buy food adn drinks, but it is quite expensive. I would recommend going out of the park for lunch and then returning, as it is all free.

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