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“What's not to love?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland (New Town)
0131 529 7921
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Ranked #12 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens, Parks
Activities: Golfing, Ice skating
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
Toronto, Canada
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“What's not to love?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The shops on one side, the castle on the other - places to sit & enjoy it all - definitely a favourite place to spend an afternoon! Pick up a sandwich at M&S before hand or get an ice cream from the vendor, & enjoy!

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“Nice.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

A nice little place to walk through. It might get a little bit mundane walking down down Prince street but this will take away all the hustle and bustle. Have a stroll and even a picnic. Plenty of benches to sit on and if you look up you'll see the castle! Also a kids play area.

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Perth, Australia
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“such a beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

rather than taking the footpath along Princes Street, take the garden path instead - it is stunning. It's like there is no main road above, and gets you to the same place - it is so peaceful and beautiful and full of birds and the odd squirrel.

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“lvly relaxing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

lovely relaxing place to sit or walk through the beautiful gardens the fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle

Visited October 2012
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“Great views of the Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Although the Gardens did have some stunning views of the Castle up on the hill and some gorgeous colours and a stunning fountain there wasnt too much to see. There also werent any signs to tell you what there was to offer in the gardens. I have a feeling there was a lot more than what we found.

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