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Address: 20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 552 7171
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Never fails to dissapoint

Once again a pleasure to visit, superb layout & interesting exhibits. The light show theme was spectacular, well worth a visit

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again a pleasure to visit, superb layout & interesting exhibits. The light show theme was spectacular, well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite being December still lots to see walking around the gardens and the glass houses are amazing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a guided tour for work colleagues to get us out of the office...worked a treat fresh air, good walk with a fantastic guide who helped me recall my latin names and botanical memories!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Botanical garden in winter - asylum for introverts. :) Though all rare visitors meet in glass houses sooner or later, and these are amazing collections! Can only imagine how magnificent the garden is in summer, if even in winter it's stunning!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to the gardens any time of year is a treat. Everything is quite compact and easily accessible. There are plenty of little cafes and toilets dotted around the gardens. The green houses are well worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another beautiful autumn day at the botanics and with the trees all turning colour some lovely shades of leaves on display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Botanics, it's close enough to my office that in the summer I sit out for lunch and enjoy being in the grounds and taking my mind off work. It's really well maintained and it's nice that you can just sit on the grass in amongst it and chill out. Only downside is the cafe is always rammed,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the finest botanical gardens globally. Went with a professional botanist who was positively tickled pink. Excellent seasonal shows (currently there's a fascinating exhibit about the local and endangered plants of Nepal and the high Himalayas). Extensive network of glasshouses not to be missed. If Kew and Fairchild are on your list, don't miss this one either.

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

This is well worth a visit. Visiting in October the autumnal colours were beautiful. You could spend hours exploring, there is so much to see. I'm looking forward to returning for every season to see the changes.

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

Lots of short or long walks in this park, depending on where you go or want to go. Plenty of benches and areas to have picnics. There is also a couple of places to eat (slightly pricey!)

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Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

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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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