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Princes Mall

Princes Street and Gardens
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Address: Princes Street | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland (Formerly Waverley Shopping Center)
Phone Number: +44 131 557 3759
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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ok not many shops, food court not enough seats

Went here with friends for some lunch and shopping, shopping mall is very busy and not enough seats in the food court , there isn't a lot of shops here.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends for some lunch and shopping, shopping mall is very busy and not enough seats in the food court , there isn't a lot of shops here.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located near to the Waverley station and most major shops, ideal for nipping for a quick bite to eat or that last minute gift.

Thank Ian M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can access this mall from Waverley train station, so on a rainy day this is great. There are many different shops and places to eat in the Mall and with three levels there is something for everyone. Lots of points of access from the station and also Waverley Bridge.

Thank Katie S
Kincardine, Canada
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is OK, but very convoluted. It is designed like a casino, you can get in, but there is no easy path out! If you are going to the station, use the outside route, it is quicker. Typical tat and food for the masses! Lots of better things to do in Edinburgh than be in here!

Thank Sandy D
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I love visiting here, I love the shop pulp always make sure to stop in when I come through. I also like the frosted glass looking stairs from Costa down to the mall. Another fave shop of mine is lipsy London.

Thank Michelle M
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A central location with thousands of potential customers and it is a mess. A poor selection of shops, an even poorer selection of "fast food outlets" and 30p to use the toilets and they were queued out and dirty. What a welcome to the Scottish capital.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was staying in the Princes Garden area at Motel 1. This mall was handy for several things. There is a pizza place and some other fast food (KFC and McDs). It also has a grocery store with prepared foods and regular items which is convenient if you don't want to go to a restaurant. I also found an excellent... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We went in during a short strong rain. Nice small place with shops and a food court. Nice to stop by for a quick bite or coffee.

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Abu Dhabi
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A tiny shopping mall, two levels, couple of coffee shops and eating outlets, usually busy . It's a good escape on a rainy day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Waverley Mall (previously the Princes Mall and before that The Waverley Market as it used to be in my day) is now the only shopping centre in the middle of Edinburgh and for years I remember it being regarded as the more upmarket of the 2 malls that were in Edinburgh (the St James has recently closed to be... More 

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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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