Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Princes Street Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Princes Street Gardens
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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4.5
7,352 reviews
Excellent
4,538
Very good
2,370
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361
Poor
49
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NurseMel50
Harrogate, UK347 contributions
A beautiful park
Oct 2021 • Friends
Such a beautiful place to have a stroll.
We found this by chance as walked from grass market and walked through the graveyard where a lady directed us to this park.
Views towards the castle are amazing and the colours of the trees were stunning .
The fountain was beautiful with the castle behind it.
Just by the steps is a beautiful cottage which was used as aunt Lizzie’s cottage in the teacup travels.
Written 19 October 2021
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ZALP66
Plymouth, UK47 contributions
Nice place for a stroll
Sep 2021
Nice peaceful stroll only a road width away from the hustle and bustle of the Princes Street.

Extra pointless words so I hit the 100 minimum..
Written 2 October 2021
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,794 contributions
Beautiful gardens.
Aug 2021
Princes st gardens are a tranquil haven from the chaotic nearby streets.
They enjoy a fantastic location between the old and new town with an amazing view of the castle.
Written 17 September 2021
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Tim F
Eastbourne, UK17 contributions
Delighful to stroll through
Sep 2021
We walked through the gardens having spent a hour in the hustle and bustle of Princes Street. The tranquility on the gardens had an immediate relaxing effect. Very therapeutic.
Written 12 September 2021
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Lucy
Liverpool, UK21 contributions
Peaceful
Sep 2021
Very pretty to walk through. Got an ice cream and it was delicious! Beautiful little walk through the city.
Written 11 September 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Good photo opp
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great park to chill out and look at Edinburgh's attractions. Good skyline photographs can be taken here. Big 200 foot spire in park.
Written 9 September 2021
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Rebekah Kuczwanski
Tallahassee, FL1 contribution
Peaceful and beautiful. A great place to enjoy beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle and relax for a while.
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful & peaceful park at the base of the cliff where Edinburgh Castle sits. A great place to sit & relax or walk around & enjoy the views of the castle. There is a playground for younger children. Ross Fountain is a must see and there’s a nice little ice cream shop there where you can enjoy a snack. Take some time to stop and smell the roses near the fountain. They’re very fragrant and also big and beautiful. If you’re up for a scenic walk, there’s a nice path through the park that walks around the castle. Every view is spectacular!
Written 4 September 2021
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Ged Connolly-Thompson
Chesterfield, UK435 contributions
Calm walk through the heart of the city
Aug 2021 • Friends
The gardens provide a lovely alternative to the hustle of bustle of Princes Street above. Plenty of couples and families enjoying the sunshine and a number of interesting things to look at including the fountain, a number of memorials to soldiers of different nationalities and the elephant sculpture memorial to children who died as babies.

Lovely gentle walk and plenty of history.
Written 1 September 2021
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VD
7 contributions
Picturesque
Aug 2021
Good view of castle and good location to take photos with it in the background. Many benches available to take a breather on
Written 30 August 2021
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dundeetravellermrshc
Dundee, UK2,817 contributions
Luvly Gardens
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visited while on holiday, a beautiful, popular place, luvly to see locals and tourists enjoying the sunshine whilst there. A beautiful fountain, children's bungee jump dome, also the Pavillion Cafe and beer garden. Just a luvly place to walk through. Worth a visit:)
Written 30 August 2021
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