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St Andrew Square: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 6 days ago

After leaving Princes Street, we headed towards St.Andrew Square with a mission to find the Natwest bank. The square, open, beautifully designed, with water feature and several monuments was a peaceful place to walk through. People happy here, taking a break, reading a book, a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

Central square surrounded by some of the best of the city. Very popular area and great to stroll by particularly on sunny weekends

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2019

We were wandering the streets of Edinburgh when we came across St Andrew Square, by chance. It is a really lovely place, with trees and nicely looked after landscaped garden. It's a busy place, in the middle of the city, and a breath of fresh...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 27 August 2019

..... and in particular a lovely part of this increasingly impressive city. We had cause to wander on down George Street as part of our extensive city centre wanderings during a week at the Fringe. This is a good place to stop for a rest...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

I think that not too many years ago the public didn't have access to the garden area at the heart of St Andrew Square. It is really good that the effort has been put into improving the landscaping and that locals and tourists alike have...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 26 August 2019

St Andrew Square is an attractive public space at the eastern end of George Street in New Town. Construction of the square started in 1772 and was the first part of the New Town which was designed by James Craig. The Melville Monument takes centre...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2019

We had visited this square before during previous stays in Edinburgh and had found it to be a thoroughly nice spot to just take a break from busy tourist activities. This time we were on a day trip to Edinburgh from our cruise ship anchored...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful small park in the city of Edinburgh. It is very well designed and maintained, with lovely lawns, pretty flowerbeds, and a water feature. In the middle is the large column, atop which is a statue. There’s also a very small, stall-like...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

It’s a great little Square to visit with the Melville Monument in the middle. The flowers are really looking good at this time of the year, the gardens are well maintained. There is a cafe on the square and also lots of good restaurants and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

This is lovely park square with a tall tower in the middle. Perfect for kids and picnics. Very central, near everything.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Beverly M
25 April 2019|
Response from 809lauriec |
St Andrew’s Square is completely flat, there is a small incline/decline to Princes Street. Edinburgh Castle would be a steep walk though, whichever route you take.
Scott D
25 October 2015|
Response from Casey H |
About 1 - 2 blocks