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Princes Street

Princes Street Gardens | 176/1 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Princes Street Gardens | 176/1 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy street with lots of traffic and pedestrians. The place is full of the usual high street retailers together with beggars. The only real positive is that one side of it offers beautiful views of the castle, the gardens and old town. There are...More

Thank Pina V
Reviewed yesterday

On a clear day this an be a beautiful place to view the city. Once a cesspool or old moat that collected all the cities waste, they have now turned it into a nice garden.

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 2 days ago

Edinburgh is a beautiful city. Was looking for luggage for my holiday. Went to Jenners Department Store (House of Fraser). Didn't find any suitable luggage but what an amazing shop interior! Lovely architecture on the 2nd/3rd floor balcony.

Thank Ingrid_Bergmann
Reviewed 2 days ago

This lovely park is located on one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh, Princes Street. Most hotels are located in this area. Since it is on the way to the Royal Mile it is nice place to see and rest at after doing the Royal...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens are well kept , squirrels run free and tame to feed as are the birds. The Floral Clock is a continuous attraction for over 50 years and always impresses. Only 20 yds from Princes treet by enough to silence the traffic for a...More

Thank BlairD21
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was there in April, probably it's the best time to see all the beauty of the street. In any case you will pass it wherever you go.

Thank Александра П
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing garden , every time I go to princess st for shopping I always go to princess st garden after shopping and spend hours there . This place is so relaxing and peaceful .

Thank emmasneddon88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Princes Street separates the Princes Street Gardens from the New Town. This is also the main shopping street in Edinburgh. Even if you're not intending to shop, it's still a nice experience to walk from one end to the other just to take in the...More

Thank CheeKianWing
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely area - nice park areas, plenty of shops (check out Jenners!!) and easy access to most tour buses, the castle, gallery and royal mile.

Thank enyaj-d-
Reviewed 4 days ago

Princess Street and the gardens are certainly worth a visit.It`s a very busy thoroughfare,with lots of buses and the new tram service.Top branded shops on the street.The gardens are lovely,good view of the castle.Two or three vendors selling tea,coffee and snacks.

Thank John M
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
Last year market and ice rink up to new year but think closed Christmas day and New Years day. Also check internet for events in Edinburgh. Alan
27 May 2017|
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Response from CClarke2013 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no entrance free. It is open and accessible. Possibly there was a special exhibit in a location in the park that had a fee, but not sure.
Julia B
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mary-Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sorry l didn't get back to you sooner. lf it's a beautiful day you could spend a good hour walking round l'd say. But in the wet and cold you could dash through in 10 mins! l always prefer to walk through the... More