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“beautiful gardens but don't get coffee from coffee kiosk near Princes St”

Princes Street Gardens
Ranked #26 of 396 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

beautiful gardens definitely worth a stroll. good place to sight Scottish Thistle plant also! Large plant spotted on path leading up to Princes St
highly recommend you Don't buy coffee from the coffee kiosk just near Princes street side of these gardens. Absolute rip off (cleatly priced for tourists) for Terrible coffee and hot chocolate.

Costa coffee house just -few metres up road-Great take away there & LOVELY staff

Thank scorpioale
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I agree with many of the other reviewers, Princes Street gardens is a beautiful green space wonderfully placed between city center Princes Street and the towering Edinburgh Castle. Divided by The Mound (), the western gardens is the larger of the two spaces, running from Lothian Road/ St. John's and St. Cuthbert's churches on the west end to The Mound. The eastern gardens continue on the other side of the road, from the Scottish National Gallery to Waverly bridge. The western gardens has a large and popular play park for children as well as clean public restroom facilities a couple steps away. There are benches located throughout the gardens, perfectly positioned to relax and take in the stunning flowers, trees, birds, squirrels, sculptures, and sounds of the modern yet ancient city (bagpipes, church bells, etc). We love walking here after visiting the Saturday farmer's market on Castle Terrace. It is a great place to let our 2 yr old run and our dog even loves all the various sites and smells.

A must visit!

Thank ClarissaS247
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beautiful gardens in the middle of the hustle and bustle. On a warm day - lots of shade trees. Walking through here also cuts down on traffic noices encountered when walking the adjacent streets.

Thank JDL106
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This green space is near the key historic sites of the City Center serves an important function for the City. It is heavily used, an energetic and fun place. We loved people watching with the strains of bagpipe music ever present. Lovely place.

Thank djdg
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great place to relax and stretch out in gorgeous surroundings and soak up the atmosphere of the surroundings. Remarkable history of a loch that was drained to create the park. So glad to see the floral clock and cuckoo that chimes on the hour and half hour. My husband remembered this from when he was a boy.

Thank Renae A
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