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Royal Botanic Garden

The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
44-131-552-7171
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Ranked #8 of 198 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Myself and my Girlfriend had a weekend in Edinburgh in February and this was the first place we visited, we absolutely loved it and couldn't believe it was free. The gardens were absolutely beautiful even in February and so peaceful, before we knew it hours had passed by and it was closing. We enjoyed our trip here so much that... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Went to the gardens on a blustery cool and sometime rainy day. There were hints of closing the gardens due to the wind. Luckily I made it out there after having had an excellent lunch in the equally excellent restaurant. The visitor centre and shop are both fantastic as well as informative. The gardens, of course were wonderful but, unfortunately... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the gardens on a sunny day and it was utterly beautiful! A very tranquil and serene place that can not be missed! We spent hours strolling around, having a bite to eat and just enjoying the scenery! Everything was so neat and tidy, it was just a pleasure to be there!

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lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved it. It's free entry (charge for glasshouses) 700 of the 1000 Rhododendron species are held here and many were out in bloom. Unfortunately the most of the glasshouses were closed due to repair. Will defiantly go back if I get the opportunity when trees are green. Also the queen mother memorial section it wonderful.

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Scotland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The trees were all coming into bloom, the sun was out and our son found the play park (all be it a little small for a major city) We then rolled our Easter Egg back down the hill in order to get him him in a timely manner. Great Gardens to visit

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If it's a nice, sunny day, you can spend hours here. The food and drinks are expensive and not all that good, but the scenery is amazing. Well worth a visit - just bring your own food!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I visited this place in the season of Magnolia flower and I was very impressed with it. Peaceful, naturally beautiful place that you must not miss!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Liked the views from the terrace cafe . Disliked finding a parking spot on a Sunday . Enjoyed a lovely walk through the glasshouse etc but have to pay extra for that .

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Downey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The gardens are beautiful by themselves, but I was disappointed the glass houses were under reconstruction. Next time!

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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens, well worth a spending an hour or two. The gardens are free but there is an entry fee for the Glass Houses. But only two of them were open. Highly recommended.

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