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“Complets Edinburgh's city center” 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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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #9 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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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“Complets Edinburgh's city center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Princes Street Garden plays an essential role in Edinburgh's beautiful city center - no only does it function as a beautiful picture next to the Castle and Scot Monument, it also functions as a place where the Scottish people come to relax (in the warmer months). So if you think the many benches in the Garden is just for decoration - think again! They are very much in use.

Visited September 2012
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“Gardens for princesses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

One thing that I associate Edinburgh with is the Gardens. It is like the Scottish Central Park. Well-maintained and somehow relaxed. Is visiting, definitely come by for a short walk in the gardens.

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful walk, and best view of the castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A walk through the garden area is a must, especially if you're there when everything is in bloom. Even in February its beautiful though. Expect crowds in the summer, but it is still enjoyable. In my opinion, the best view of the castle is from the gardens - you get the most imposing view of this fortress on its crag - excellent photo op. This is also a great place to enjoy the 1:00 gun (canon fire) from the castle. You won't miss it. :) Nice museum at one end, Scott monument at the other, and some of the best views of old town - makes a lovely place for a take-it-easy afternoon, or lunch in the gardens, or just a walk, crossing from one part of the city to another.

Visited April 2012
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“Lovely !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lovely place to be, So beautiful lovely to walk through, Definitely would recommend anyone to take a look,

Visited August 2012
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“lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

really nice to see gardens kept so clean the only thing i wasnt so keen on was the people sleeping in the shelters.on a happier note spent some time watching a red squirrel

Visited November 2012
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