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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Address: The Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Beautifully laid out gardens

Well worth visiting, even in winter. The glass houses are varied, with fantastic tropical, desert and temperate plants, though there is an admission charge for them.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth visiting, even in winter. The glass houses are varied, with fantastic tropical, desert and temperate plants, though there is an admission charge for them.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Gardens to visit all the year round . Very knowledgeable staff who spend their time explaining every thing about the place . They have Hot Houses which are a must to visit. A really good day out for a family visit.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

11 quid for two soups with plates of stale bread. Only knocked a quid off. for the bread, that's what it's worth he said! And the soup is only a potato, yeh? Excellent gardens!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Regularly visit at varying times and it's a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the nice weather when it comes. Could easily get lost here for a whole day just wandering around and the variety of plants is amazing! Beautiful place to visit!

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

We were invited to the light show in the Royal Botanical Gardens on 5-11-16, wonderful, enchanting and very relaxing. We were lucky with the weather as it was a still night, hardly a breeze and very mild for November but helped with a lovely warm Cider enjoyed in the course of viewing the very many attractions. I hope we can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very well maintained attraction.spent about 2-3hours here really nice walk this huge gardens.hundreds of different trees plant's and plenty of wildlife this would be superb in the summer when everything is in bloom.take a picnic.didn't get to see inside glass house on our visit closed as it was a little windy.gardens are a free attraction but we'll worth a good... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit centre did look amazing with lots of interactive games for young children. The time of year we visited was probably not the best but come spring I imagine it would be amazing. It is not dog friendly which disappointed me as we had to leave the pooch in the car. When you enter the lovely glass house you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are free and the glasshouse is 5.50 per person but so worth it. The glasshouse is huge and consists of many rooms and buildings. We went to the east side gate coffee bar and honestly I think it was the worst latte and hot chocolate we have ever had but I haven't marked them down as there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely place to have a walk on a Sunday. Free to enter (though a £3 donation is suggested and if you can afford it, well worth it). Beautifully maintained and well-labelled - even a "non-gardener", such as myself, could enjoy the relative peace and quiet (even though it was popular). A short stroll from the bustle of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great few hours spent here this morning. The greenhouse is a must see and a lovely place to go if it's a little nippy outside! Established and expansive grounds and gardens and a couple of cafes to grab a coffee on the go...

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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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