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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Address: The Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72...

The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.

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Absolutely loved the gardens, never bothered going despite having visited Edinburgh many times but boy was I glad I went this time. They are wonderful, especially when I went in... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Absolutely loved the gardens, never bothered going despite having visited Edinburgh many times but boy was I glad I went this time. They are wonderful, especially when I went in june and they had the Himalayan blue poppies in bloom wowzer! Being a royalist I was also very impressed by the Queen Mother Memorial Garden. Considering this place is free... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Whether you want to visit to learn about plant life or just to have a relaxing walk through some beautiful gardens this is the place for you. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh are some of the most beautiful I've visited and I often find myself here on sunny days with a book, relaxing! The Glasshouses are also well worth... More 

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Oude Wetering, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We visited the gardens during our trip to Edinburgh. If you visit the gardens, then allow yourself enough time to wander around and enjoy the different scenes and varieties. Visiting the gardens is free of charges, you only pay a fee for visiting the green house but there is so much to see and enjoy outside. We spend a good... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met an old friend in the tea room here, and had a delightful time, followed by a walk through the various environments of the park. It was an easy walk from our Princes Street Hotel, and an even easier bus ride back. Next time here, I'll explore the Garden more thoroughly.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a few days of strolling around the urban areas of Edinburgh it is a pleasure to change focus by visiting the Royal Botanic Garden. This well-kept garden has a number of interesting areas (the map that can be bought at the entrance for £1 provides a useful overview of the garden). Among my favorites are (all numbers are found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are extensive, varied and interesting and the greenhouse is full of exotic plants. There are places to eat in the grounds and lots to see and do, well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there on a very warm beautiful sunny day and I really enjoyed walking through the gardens, me and my friend especially had fun playing Pokemon Go around the Glasshouse thanks to the free wifi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OK, so I'm used to Kew Gardens, and this isn't a party on Kew. It is, however, free, and feels like a real asset to the city. It's also manageable in just a couple of hours. We rather looked it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The botanical garden is a spectacular site. In the glasshouses it can get very hot and humid, and though this is understandable, for those suffering from headaches or migraines or the elderly it can be a bit much. But definitely worth a visit all the same!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a beautiful warm day in Edinburgh and the place was very popular that day with families. The greenhouse displays are well done and the overall garden is worth the visit. It's beautiful

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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