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Princes Street

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Princes Street and Gardens
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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.

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Many high street stores

Princes street is the new town with couple of tram stops and many high street stores. Roads leading off from princes street offer more shops and lots of Georgian houses.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great shopping street, designer or chain stores, lots of shops, cafes restaurants. really nice street for a walk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting old city it was good to do some shopping and find nice pubs there. it's very near train station and it looks over the old part of the city. there are trams and it is very modern with high street shops

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Princess street is a much smaller version of London Oxford street. Enjoyed the shopping experience and plenty of souvenir shops. Coffee shops included when you need to catch your breath to start all over again.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel I booked was on Princess Street & the location was fantastic! You have the old town on one side & the new town on the other! There's lots of great high street shops and some Scottish tourist shops, plus city supermarkets & bars & restaurants, you could easily spend a day here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great walk lots of brand name shops and around the back of princes street reminded me of a mini bond street with designer shops nice bars and restaurants.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Princes street is the new town with couple of tram stops and many high street stores. Roads leading off from princes street offer more shops and lots of Georgian houses.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a nice street with the trams running down it and lots of shops and restaurants, with great views of the gardens and the castle (but then most places in the centre have nice views!). I'm not sure what more there is to it unless you're really into shopping, but it's worth having a walk down.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit place if you are in Edinburgh, Princess street the main shopping street and all happenings of Edinburgh takes place. Whether it is a parade or a concert or Christmas market...This place always filled with people and you have many branded shops. This place also has lot of connectivity buses, Waverly train station and tram stop.... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to shop, eat and drink. Lovely walks and views over the town. Not far from buses and trams on your doorstep to hop on and off for cheap day tickets. Don't forget to wander down side streets etc, you never know what you may stumble across

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most important and loveli streets in the city. You will find here every important store and some restaurants.

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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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