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Princes Street Gardens

7,323 Reviews

Princes Street Gardens

7,323 Reviews
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Martin B wrote a review Nov 22
Kenilworth, United Kingdom21 contributions7 helpful votes
plenty to see and fine views of the castle above. It swell worth spending time admiring the passing scene here
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Date of experience: September 2020
ItTastesLikeFeet wrote a review Nov 21
Edinburgh, United Kingdom399 contributions82 helpful votes
Open area in the middle of the city to relax in. Located just off Princes Street it is easily accessible and the perfect spot to take a rest from shopping. Gates are locked in the evenings and opened up again in the morning. Trees and plants are tended to by friendly gardeners, and the flower beds changed throughout the year. A rail line runs along the bottom as the train station is nearby, and there are excellent views of Edinburgh Castle. Clear paths lined with benches, and grassy areas are great for summer months. Often visited by tourists but locals also frequent here to avoid the bustle of Princes Street.
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Date of experience: November 2020
CLReviews wrote a review Nov 6
Scotland, United Kingdom34 contributions30 helpful votes
Edinburgh is such a beautiful city in general but honestly these gardens are a highlight of any visit. The fountain is beautiful and the gardens are usually well maintained it is a nice break away from the busy streets.
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Date of experience: September 2020
johnhouston2 wrote a review Nov 3
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3,886 contributions1,546 helpful votes
I’ve always considered Edinburgh city centre to be unique in that the main street (Princes Street) is completely open along one side, with great views of the imposing castle. The gardens lie in between and are very nicely landscaped. Depending on the time of year and whether there are any festivals or events being held, the atmosphere of the garden can range from wildly vibrant to pleasantly calm, and on this pleasant October visit we experienced the latter. So, although you are in the centre of this busy tourist city, to be able to sit on a park bench, with the noise of the people and traffic muted, was an absolute pleasure. And clearly others felt the same as there were lots of other people sitting chatting, or sharing picnics in this wonderful spot.
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Date of experience: October 2020
l0ve2travel93 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom174 contributions61 helpful votes
Great spot for a picnic, to read a book in the park or have a walk on a sunny day! Can also use for lots of short cuts to get around the city.
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Date of experience: August 2020