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“Beautiful” 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 #13 of 204 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.
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Princes Street Gardens are simply spectacular. They are well kept and are a lovely location for a picnic with friends and family. Try and schedule your trip for around 1pm (except a sunday) and you will hear the gun shot from the castle.

Visited July 2012
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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!

Visited November 2012
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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.

Visited November 2012
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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.

Visited November 2012
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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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