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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
+44 131 529 7921
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens are lovely when the sun shines. We nip over to M&S for some take away food and ice creams. Saves a fortune rather than purchase from the vendors at the gardens. If it’s raining give it a wide berth. It’s grey, dull and...More

Thank margaretrussell50
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wekt to M&S to buy sone picnic stuff and went to this garden to enjoy nice lunch in a beautiful weather. Live music and other people also having easy relaxed time made us feel comfortable.

Thank Lurulaa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For the centre of the city, this is a really nice spot. You can hire a deck chair, find a seat, or park yourself on the grass and just sit, or have lunch and take some time out in peaceful surroundings. Its very clean and...More

Thank Kelpie48
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice patch of green space in the midst of the town, with many attractions nearby. Avoid the streets, walk through here instead!

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice park that separates the New Town from the Old Town and well worth having a walk through.

Thank NUFCadl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful location to walk and relax with brilliant views of The Castle and Princess Street. Gardens are well planted and lots of statues and areas of interest. Good views, lovely spring plants......loads of beautiful daffodils, tulips and primula just now. Not to be missed.

Thank itchyfeet2014
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very peaceful, much more tranquil than walking along Princes Street itself. Plenty of benches to stop and rest. Lovely views of the castle.

Thank James F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a walk and sit watching world go bye. Very pleasant area. Only downside seems to be frequented with foreigners gathering and drinking.

Thank Janwoo60
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park sort of separates the castle from new town. It good to walk through it on your way to and from old to.new town.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to see the flowers although the area is not yet fully planted for the season. Good views of Edinburgh Castle from below.

Thank Christine W
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gillybean2015
23 February 2018|
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Response from Denise F | Reviewed this property |
It’s at the Ross band stand. I’m pretty sure there is seating, I have been involved in a couple of charity events at the Ross band stand and there was seating. I think that it is put out depending on the event they have... More
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karen1206
22 October 2017|
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Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in 11 Brunswick Street earlier this year. It’s within a 15 minute walk or so of Princes Street and has a brasserie so you can also eat there. There are plenty of other restaurants nearby.
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LGM5
29 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra and Alan S | Reviewed this property |
The Markets ran into the week between Christmas and New Year this year for the first time and the ice rink certainly continued on. However, there is a new promotions company involved this year, so keep an eye on the... More
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