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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Address: 20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
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+44 131 552 7171
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72...

The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.

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A good place to pass half a day

A brisk walk of 30 minutes from Leith along the Water of Leith brings you to the Royal Botanic Garden. It is beautifully laid out and easy to walk through even for someone who is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A brisk walk of 30 minutes from Leith along the Water of Leith brings you to the Royal Botanic Garden. It is beautifully laid out and easy to walk through even for someone who is less able. I would argue that after Kew Gardens this is the best Botanic Garden in the UK. The reception house has a great ship... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always nice for walks, so relaxing and amazing place, few nice cafe and restaurants inside, best thing to do in summer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit all year round. Beautiful and tranquil, an oasis in the city. Lovely shop, great cafe and restaurant, friendly staff.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to wander about with plenty to see and open spaces. There are often things to do on the day for kids so worth checking the website especially during school holidays. Winter has less to see but summer is very beautiful. The greenhouses are interesting but a bit too hot as well. Worth a visit and foc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant day out in central edinburgh. Great and peaceful walk through lovely gardens and an excellent restaurant and coffee shop.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite places here in Edinburgh. The garden is really big, full of colours, trees, flowers and squirrels which are friendly enough to come close. I love spending my time there, especially when it's warm enough to lie down and enjoy a cold cider :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been coming to the Botanics for 40 years, in a pushchair, whilst learning to walk, whilst at school and even today. The gardens have constantly been developed from; new areas to some superb exhibitions and of course the café. Still a great place to get away whilst still being in the middle of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although not the best time to visit to see it at it's best, we still had a very interesting walk through the grounds. There are many diverse plants and trees to view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely park full of trees and plants from all world it's very nice walking along the park we can smell.....and whatch the flowers....if you take some monkey nuts there's some squirrels interested in.....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second visit to the gardens but my first with a baby, my son is 4months. The hot houses were easily my accessible with a pushchair with room to manoeuvre. Crisp walk around the gardens and the cafe catered for everyone with a range of drinks, snacks, sandwiches and meals Definitely worth a visit :-)

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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