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Princes Mall

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Address: Princes Street | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland (Formerly Waverley Shopping Center)
Phone Number:
+44 131 557 3759
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Sadly half empty

A shopping centre with empty units to let is always going to be a hard sell. What's there is good, but the centre needs to fill all the units. The food mall is reasonable with... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shops were ok there are alot to choose from and are on sale. they do have food court which i think is fantastic for busy area. it was busy when we went busy i wiuld say the area was clean.

Thank Ishi B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

A shopping centre with empty units to let is always going to be a hard sell. What's there is good, but the centre needs to fill all the units. The food mall is reasonable with standard brand names like Harry Ramsden, Starbucks, Subway, Costas and Greggs

Thank Greg_Anderson66
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

This mall isn't a patch on what it used to be. We popped in today and used the food court which seems to have seating more linked to each eatery now instead of masses of tables. It is convenient if you want some food or need to visit one of the stores available, otherwise you wouldn't spend a lot of... More 

Thank TheHoneymans
Dublin, Ireland
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1,103 reviews
824 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

TripAdvisor brings you the top 400 things to do in Edinburgh for the visitor, and in at 160ish is Princes Mall, a shopping centre just off Princes street, which also serves as the entrance to Edinburgh's main Waverley railway station. Every town has places like this, so why it would be on the to do list for any visitor to... More 

Thank Theycallitmadness
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96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This used to be my favourite part of getting of the train in Edinburgh and walking round here. There used to be a sweet shop that was amazing but no longer there. There's a McDonald's, greggs, costa, spud u like, KFC and a few other places. As for the shops there is still a new look but apart from that... More 

Thank Misslouboutin19
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Went here with friends for some lunch and shopping, shopping mall is very busy and not enough seats in the food court , there isn't a lot of shops here.

Thank TripMember04252016
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Located near to the Waverley station and most major shops, ideal for nipping for a quick bite to eat or that last minute gift.

Thank Ian M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

You can access this mall from Waverley train station, so on a rainy day this is great. There are many different shops and places to eat in the Mall and with three levels there is something for everyone. Lots of points of access from the station and also Waverley Bridge.

1 Thank Katie S
Kincardine, Canada
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is OK, but very convoluted. It is designed like a casino, you can get in, but there is no easy path out! If you are going to the station, use the outside route, it is quicker. Typical tat and food for the masses! Lots of better things to do in Edinburgh than be in here!

Thank Sandy D
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I love visiting here, I love the shop pulp always make sure to stop in when I come through. I also like the frosted glass looking stairs from Costa down to the mall. Another fave shop of mine is lipsy London.

Thank Michelle M

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