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Princes Street Gardens

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was really nice visiting the Christmas market at the Princess Street Gardens The market is rather big and take up most of the oark I have been ar summer time and the Gardens are beautiful during summer time as well as by Christmas time

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thoreyig
Reviewed today via mobile

We visited the Chriatmas market a couple of times on our trip because it was just so good!! A real winter wonderland with a fairground for children of all ages, plenty of choices for food, hot Gluhwein, loads of stalls all set up in rows...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kestafr06
Reviewed today via mobile

As far a Christmas markets go this must be one of the biggest and busiest. There are numerous stalls and plenty of fairground rides for the kids. As far as bargains go I have to say that we did not find any. Along with food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PeterY5
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not a patch on York or Birmingham Xmas markets. Too many stalls selling same stuff. Lots of stalls selling Moroccan type tat and loads of stalls selling brown itchy tweedy tartany stuff, what a disappointment, a few nice christmassy stalls but sooooooooooo expensive. Food stalls...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gill c
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gardens frequently host Sleepovers, in aid of the homeless, well supported by Celebrity Performances; and it's a great place to meet with friends, being overlooked by some ancient & iconic buildings, representing the best of Scottish architecture...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Busybee888
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was such a nice day decided to walk through the gardens rather than along Princes Street. Unique with the castle as a backdrop and on a sunny crisp day like today it was absolutely lovely. Peace and quiet away from the Christmas rush!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went at Christmas so the park had a lot of stalls and fair rides. Some a bit pricey but nice to wander around. Went up Scot Monument. Good value for money, not for the faint hearted at the top but great views of the city

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cathie O
Reviewed 3 days ago

In December the beautiful Princes Street Gardens are taken over by Edinburgh's Christmas Market. We were there in the afternoon and even then it was busy, There are numerous stalls selling food and drink as well as potential xmas presents! Additionally, there are fairground rides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, so refreshing when you want to get away from the crowds on the busy shopping streets

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisa_robo18
Reviewed 4 days ago

At this time of year part of the garden is turned over to the Christmas market. The market has products, food and drink from all over Europe,(the Dutch mini pancakes with novella are delicious). There are fairground rides for the adventurous and less adventurous. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
...More
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jefster67
22 November 2018|
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Response from bibi2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry late in reply. Didn't go on the wheel so afraid don't know. The stalls were a wide variety - food stalls, drink, bespoke crafts, special clothing like knitted special clothes etc. Nice mix of things.
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Margaret H
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Response from Estrelinha_jbc | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is anywhere to eat directly in the park. But there is a Wetherspoon's near the park and also several restaurants at St. Andrew Square which is not far.
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