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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.

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great shopping place

I've been to many shopping streets and I am very confident to say that Princess street is the best so far. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants all within walking distance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Christmas market with my family who were visiting from Newcastle. My mum loves a market and often comes up before xmas to visit and take in a market or two. Last year we visited the Glasgow one which consists of about 20 stalls all selling scarves food and alcohol. We expected the Edinburgh one to be a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to many shopping streets and I am very confident to say that Princess street is the best so far. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. The city of Edinburgh itself is very nice too. If you visit Scotland you MUST come visit this shopping street.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a shopaholic then this is the place for you from the high street to designers. Worth spending a few hours (and £'s) here!

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Auchinleck, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good time walking around the shops and going into the winter markets during the day and even better at night when all the lights are on take your time and take it all in .

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for shopping (usual High Street names + some independent retailers / local shops specializing in cashmere / woolen goods, whiskey, souvenirs, etc.). Central for walking into the New Town (Georgian architecture and squares - filled with bars, cafes, restaurants). Don't miss a walk along Rose Street which runs just behind Princes Street - its like a sort of long... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the real shopping spot for everyone. Waverly Station is near the end of it and there are so many things to spark your interest but it is the shopping that is king here.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not bad for shopping, however I much prefer George Street. Traffic is an issue and the trams run along the street now

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take a wander on a Saturday afternoon. Lots of exciting shops and small places to stop for coffee and a cake. Can get very busy when the weather is good.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are fantastic from Princes Street. However it's a really busy street and the shopping is nothing special. There are the usual chain stores that can be found anywhere else.

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LONDON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great spot for anyone who wants to get bargains at reasonable prices . plenty of transport to and from here , taxis ,trams and bus services all on this street , easy walking access to castle from here. main /high street

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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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