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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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7:00 am - 7:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

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lovely gardens, well kept and the floral clock is really nice. They are refurbing the Ross Theatre at the moment

lovely, well maintained gardens. There are several statues in the grounds as well as a beautiful,[ now used for offices] little cottage. Did notice some homeless persons sleeping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely, well maintained gardens. There are several statues in the grounds as well as a beautiful,[ now used for offices] little cottage. Did notice some homeless persons sleeping in one of the shelters near the clock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent some relaxing time here. It is a lovely area within the city for a walk or to see the flowers. Good place for couples and families. Many people were enjoying their lunch break here.

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Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beauty of Princes street gardens is unique, well kept gardens, many flowers in bloom, lawns perfect for the children to run around and play, a place to relax, and view the many beautiful buildings of the City

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in Edinburgh last week on a hot sunny afternoon. Whilst we did walk down Princes Street and also ventured in a few shops we walked through the gardens and sat down for a while to enjoy views of the castle. Would recommend a visit to the gardens especially in summer as the flowers were lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grab a sandwich and coffee and just hang out here on a beautiful day. Was lucky to have beautiful weather in Edinburgh this past July, and had a great time just strolling through and enjoying the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Princes Street Gardens offers a nice place for a good walk with lots of lush plants and flowers. The gardens are obviously well cared for with lots of place to sit and relax. There are toilets that appear to cost money but when we were there the machines were disabled and the toilets were free. There is a small cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, so the weather helped, but the gardens are really nice and you wouldn`t think you were at the heart of a busy city. We had an impromptu picnic and chilled after shopping across the road, very pleasant indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was one of the most beautiful places I've been to. Edinburgh is a vibrant city, both historical and modern. I truly recommend! I went there in January 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These gardens below the Castle are definitely a relaxing place to stroll and enjoy the beauty around you. Or, like us, grab a drink at the kiosk and sit a while to watch the world go by! We enjoyed the peacefulness, the diversity of people doing the same thing we were and the huge green space amongst the busyness of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eye opening experience at the Hogmanay party! Actions everywhere, everyone was so jovial even when peeing at every corner in the Wee hours of New year day.

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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