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“Summer or winter, it's nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens
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Top Rated
$232*
and up
Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London
Ranked #13 of 334 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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595 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Summer or winter, it's nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

In the summer it's full of people enjoying the vast amount of flowers on show in the summer air. In the winter it's home to and ice ring and the famous German markets

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Iconic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

These gardens are what makes Ediburgh a great place to visit. With the castle high up in the background, the masses of grass areas, plenty of places to sit and look up to the castle and other sites and then, cross Princes Street for some top class retail therapty in George Street, Rose Street as well as Princes Street. A great capital venue.

Visited February 2013
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice open space in between tall large buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

well kept gardens with plenty of nature animals and birds. The paths are spotless with no litter around. There are plenty of seats to sit & watch the birds etc. or to watch the hussle & bussle of Princess Street passing by, whilst admiring the many large Victorian buildings and monuments

Visited February 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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“Lovely during Festive season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were lucky enough to visit during the Christmas/New Year break, when the German markets, ice skating rink and decorations were happening. This place was really enjoyable, with terrific warm foods and mulled wine available and plenty of rides for young and old alike. It lovely to sit back on the park bench and watch the ice skaters enjoying this festive atmosphere. And the view of Edinburgh Castle lit up at night from the top of the ferris wheel was spectacular! Made for a relaxing and enjoyable time after the hustle and bustle in the nearby shops.

Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“All you could want...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

What's NOT to like about Prince's street? It has every shop you could want; the Castle as the back drop and when you have maxed out your card (or feet), the cafes and restaurants are all just around the corner. Brilliant!

Visited January 2013
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