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“Interesting visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden
The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
44-131-552-7171
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Ranked #7 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for a sunny afternoon.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Presteigne, United Kingdom
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“Interesting visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Went during a very cold March trip to Edinburgh. Probably not the best time to go, but still interesting, and free. (NB You pay if you want to go into the hot house).

Visited March 2013
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“An any-time attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Whether it's pouring with rain or a hot sunny day - it's a fantastic place to visit. Lots for all ages.You can easily spend 2 -3 hours there.

Visited August 2012
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

You can get here from one of the tour buses out of the city. Couldn't believe it was free to get in.
You pay £5.00 to get into the glass houses, these are magnificent. So much to see, we went in March and the flowers were just started to flower must be a mass of colour later in the year.
My top attraction from our weekend away

Visited March 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Rather twee and expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The best feature is the views; but the portions are small and expensive although interesting and original. I'm not tempted to go back!

Visited November 2012
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“Wait for warmer weather”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The glasshouses were quite nice, but I'd recommend waiting until summer to visit. Pretty much everything outside was quite dead-looking - but then it is quite cold at the moment!

Visited March 2013
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