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Address: 53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DG, Scotland
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A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.

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Much more interesting than many other shopping streets anywhere in the world.

Reason is that on your left hand side, you will enjoy at all times the fantastic view of the Royal Mile and the grand Edinburgh Castle at the top, Walter Scott Monument, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reason is that on your left hand side, you will enjoy at all times the fantastic view of the Royal Mile and the grand Edinburgh Castle at the top, Walter Scott Monument, the lovely Princes St gardens. Paralell to Princes St, you will find the charming Rose St with its hundred pubs and shops.. Far from the soulless modern shopping... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Any visitor to Edinburgh will end up on Princes Street at some point. It is parallel to Rose Street, borders the Princes Gardens and the tram and bus stops line the street. Worth a visit, but had mostly the usual high street stops. Jenners is worth popping into for gourmet food and good scottish food souvenirs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Next to the Royal Mile this is perhaps the most important street in Edinburgh. It connects the city from New Town to Calton Hill. There are restaurants, The National Gallery, Princes Park, cemeteries, stores, pubs, churches and many other venues of interest along this street. It also offers great views of the Castle, The Scott monument and the entrance to... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much the main street in downtown Edinburgh for shopping at modern shops. There are more authentic shops along the cross streets. Monuments, Princes Street Gardens, Museums all along the way. Exciting walk!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went several times to Princes Street to see the shops. Although there were many shops, they could not compare with the shops in London. There were few stores that called attention.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Any visitor to Edinburgh will end up on Princes Street at some point. It's different from many shopping streets in that much of it is only on one side of the street, as the other side is the Princes Street Gardens. On the shopping side, there is the department store Jenners, the usual high street stores, and a few fairly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The princes street is a street that has great views to the old town and to some of the most important monuments of Edinburgh. In this street you can find not only stores and supermarkets, but you have also many monuments and a great Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great street for shopping. It has all the high street shops that you need. Always busy and bustling. Great views of the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views of Edinburgh Castle and the Calton Hill, but the lovely old independent shops have been replaced by chain stores and shops selling tartan "made in China" souvenirs. Take a free tram ride on the white tram that now runs along the centre of the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to walk through when you get to Edinburgh. It has some cool shops, the gardens are magnificent, and walking to Rose and George street is easy for some delicious food and great live music. Colton Hill isn't too far of a walk where you can enjoy a great view of the city. If your visiting in the winter... 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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