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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: West Gardens Cottage Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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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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A Multitude of things to See and Do

A visit to the Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh means that you will have a multitude of things to see and do. From admiring the beautiful gardens to embracing the Edinburgh... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A visit to the Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh means that you will have a multitude of things to see and do. From admiring the beautiful gardens to embracing the Edinburgh Castle loking down at you. In addition there are so many other attractions in the gardens. A must.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved sitting down here in the afternoons for a quiet moment after strolling the city. Love the amazing view of the castle.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here as part of a week in Embra.Musta walked through these scenic flowery gardens between the castle & princess street a million times without a second thought .but can think of no better place to stroll through & spend a couple of hours on a nice sunny day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really beautiful gardens in the heart of Edinburgh, we especially enjoyed the west side of it. It can quite noisy as there are busy streets close by. Unfortunately the gates close fairly early so it is not possible to go for evening walks here.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely space in the centre of a vibrant city. A volcanic landscape built over a train station and beneath a castle. You could easily spend hours here but watch out as it's quite cruisy & I was propositioned twice by men looking for "fun"! All in good spirit of course & nothing too shocking on sight in the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While in Edinburgh, be sure to visit the West Princes Street Gardens. It's an ideal opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the shops on the other side of the road. Many of the roses were still in bloom (September) and as you walked by; you could still catch the scent. We found the floral clock quite by accident,... More 

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Dornie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure to take in the gardens on the other side of the museum. Both sides offer tranquility in the middle of a very busy city. And if you are clever you can discover the path below the castle.

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully laid out gardens in the heart of Edinburgh. A good opportunity to sit down and relax away from the main congested shopping areas. Very scenic and peaceful

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Burgess, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Im going to get myself in trouble here but, to me, this is a girl thing. She loved the Mary Queen of Scots bedroom and all the history that went with it. Spent forever looking at Queen Elizabeths dresses and other exhibits from the royal era. It rained the day we went but she loved the gardens and gladly walked... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've lived in Edinburgh for a long time. Take my word for it, the gardens are a nice place to kill some time, grab a snack / coffee or escape from the manic nature of Princes St for half an hour. There is nothing of note to see really, apart from the Floral Clock when it is the right time... More 

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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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