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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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+44 131 552 7171
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a great place to visit. The only negative would be that it cost us 6.50 each to get into the greenhouses (I think it's about 5.50 without the donation) which I think is very expensive for what it is. I seem to remember it...More

Thank McGmanGla
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all, we went by walking and the garden was difficult to find. When we finally arrived, we were a bit disappointed: the greenhouse was closed because of some works on the outside. Also, I guess November isn't the good month to visit this...More

Thank So_frc
Reviewed yesterday

I have been there with my wife, who was a keen professionell gardener once. She was very enthusiastic. Even if you are, like me, only remotely interested in plants and nature or if you like gardens or if you just want to have a super-nice...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a sactuary away from the maddening crowds and packed sidewalks of old town. A wander on a rainy day in August was most enjoyably spent. The glass house is worth the ticket and busting with life and colour, as by mid August the...More

2  Thank Alex P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn’t come to Edinburgh for a botanical garden but sure glad we stopped here. Free and impressive. A great nature walk in the middle of the city. Loved it.

Thank Eli M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend and I walked through the gardens on a misty summer day. Free general admission to all, small admissions to the green houses. We were struck by the numerous ancient trees, and the beautiful Botanic settings including small ponds and waterfalls. Some of our...More

Thank Doubledisc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend came for an hour or so. Parking was easily accessible on the main road. The weather was atrocious hence the short visit but the gardens were beautiful and well kept. Would return

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful and restful place to visit. A great way to refresh the spirit after the noisy and hectic Fringe Festival. An extraordinary range of trees and shrubs to see. The glass houses are well worth a visit with hot and temperate areas...More

Thank Andreyevich
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited many gardens in my time, but the Edinburgh botanics are by far the best kept gardens I have ever visited. Well worth a visit and free unless you want to visit the green houses.

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very nice and beautiful gardens. I would recommend it for friends. Although it was raining when we visited the gardens, we enjoyed it.

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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
...More
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Response from Gemma R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Just search on google maps before you go.
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Nope only guide/assistance dogs.
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