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A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DG, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy street and probably the most active after the Royal Mile. Shops of all kinds from typical tourist gift shops to Skechers and local clothing. It’s a nice walk and directly across the street from the park.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A street of variety with some tacky shops but also some unusual shops and great shops like Jenner’s, M&S, Debenhams and a Swatch shop which was a great novelty for us.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Easily my favorite street in Edinburgh! I loved going up and down the street and probably ended up doing so about 20 times in the short time I spent in Scotland. I admit, my main reason for being on the street were the shops (Topshop,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Princess Street is like any other Shopping location, usual shops and usual prices and same merchandise as any where else, but the location and History and the views are breathtaking. Good atmosphere and very busy and a good buzz about the place. The Edinburgh Festival...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Samtheskull
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Very popular shopping street in the New Town. Lots of high street favourites present and of course Jenner’s the department store that’s been a fixture here for a long time.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed April 25, 2019

The buildings have some really beautiful architecture, and real stature, a sort of pride in their existence. The street on the other hand is just a thoroughfare, but trying to work out what street level means...you think you know, then you look down between buildings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Without doubt the best view of any shopping street anywhere. That being said, the shops are the same as any other city centre, so don’t make your visit to Edinburgh to go shopping in Princes Street. Cross the road from the shops and walk along,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Not really an attraction. Most of the stores are chain stores you would find back home. I only came to Princes Street to see the Scott Monument and catch the tram to the airport. It’s not really for tourists like Royal mile. It’s mor for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a great street for shopping in edinburgh. There are so many great shops for all. Easy to walk as wide pavements. Great view of castle and old town.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a brilliant street. It has a load of shops. At Christmas it has a Christmas market and a Christmas fair.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
...More
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Parking cars in Edinburgh is as difficult as collecting Scotch Mist !
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Hallo Tomtisan, sicherlich findet man an der Princes Street viel Geschäfte, die Weltweit , bzw. in vielen Europäischen Ländern kennt. Dennoch findet man hier auch Geschäfte, die viele Schottische Produkte verkaufen. Bei so... More
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