Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Princes Street Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Princes Street Gardens
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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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4.5
7,357 reviews
Excellent
4,543
Very good
2,369
Average
361
Poor
49
Terrible
35

david n
Manchester, UK3,610 contributions
Dec 2021
Right in the centre though not at its best at the moment only due to the glum weather but the closed walkways (due to maintenance work (?)) divide it into two. Anyhow, even not at its best, we could see how lovely it will look next year. Plenty of seating too !
Written December 16, 2021
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Michelle W
Otley, UK195 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Beautiful gardens in summer and in winter
A relaxing stroll through here
Beautiful statues and monuments
And the gardens are in pristine condition
Written November 23, 2021
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Zippeeee
Grimsby, UK149 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
A really lovely place. The grounds are really well kept. Some of the buildings and sights are amazing. So peaceful. Well worth a visit to relax after wondering round an amazing city.
Written November 20, 2021
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Stuart R
Scotland102 contributions
Sep 2021
The gardens are gorgeous, the castle citadel stunning, and every time I visit there are new statues and memorials to ponder.
Written November 12, 2021
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James I
3 contributions
Nov 2021
the whole city is a disaster all down to one way system road works traffic management destroys the appeal
Written November 7, 2021
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QPixels
Southampton, UK252 contributions
Sep 2021
We had a lovely, long, relaxing stroll through the gardens. The scenery is beautiful with the castle rock in the background and lots of greenery around. The most important monument in the gardens is the Ross fountain, which I believe is cast from iron. Another interesting element is the floral clock that actually tells the correct time. Well worth the visit.
Written November 6, 2021
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Jamie S
Mamou, LA327 contributions
Oct 2021
Had a great time just walking around and relaxing in the gardens. Great view of the castle and surrounding buildings. Worth a stop by to view the scenery.
Written October 30, 2021
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Liz Y
Preston, UK45 contributions
Oct 2021
Loved the poppy field set up in the park
It is laid out so beautifully
A lot of caring and work has gone in to this
Written October 29, 2021
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HappyDreamers
Nottingham, UK13 contributions
Oct 2021
Immaculate park in the heart of the city , Great location for the coffee and food we had when we first arrived.
Written October 24, 2021
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NurseMel50
Harrogate, UK350 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Such a beautiful place to have a stroll.
We found this by chance as walked from grass market and walked through the graveyard where a lady directed us to this park.
Views towards the castle are amazing and the colours of the trees were stunning .
The fountain was beautiful with the castle behind it.
Just by the steps is a beautiful cottage which was used as aunt Lizzie’s cottage in the teacup travels.
Written October 19, 2021
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