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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 529 7921
07:00 - 19:15
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

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Xmas Market

Wonderful Xmas market especially after nightfall with all the lights. Great variety of stalls. Excellent food outlets. Photo shows salmon fillets being cooked over wood... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful Xmas market especially after nightfall with all the lights. Great variety of stalls. Excellent food outlets. Photo shows salmon fillets being cooked over wood. Absolutely delicious. Mulled wine and mulled cider readily available. Good authentic feel to it. The best I've been to in U.K. and nearly as good as Salzburg!

Thank TubaJohn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the edinburgh christmas market is a good way to spend some time lots of entertainment for kids plus food stalls and shopping. be aware it is pretty pricey but a good night out.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good atmosphere and would recommend the maze good value for money market good and variety there also if you want something to eat variety for everyone with some nice unusual eating places

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

PrincesvStreet Gardens are perfectly located. They are right in the middle of the city but are very quiet and peaceful. This makes it perfect for a rest. There are lots of benches to make sure that you can enjoy beautiful plants and watch cute squirrels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for a two day trip for the xmas markets really well set out and well worth the gist got us all in the mood for xmas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of stalls with a variety of goods for sale and not too expensive either. A great atmosphere and friendly banter.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're visiting the castle, walk up from Princes Street, you'll see the various paths from the gardens; some are uneven, all are steep, however worth the effort as you come out on the parade ground right in front of the Castle. Or... walk down this way. Not in the wet, though......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked though the german christmas market many stalls with lovely things food was great all thing nice wine sauages to much to choice then had a ride on the big wheel befor we caught our train home we had alovely day.

1 Thank Lindsey C
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the Edinburgh Christmas Markets for many years but this year they have excelled. There are many more stalls than there have been in previous years. There are not one by 2 carousels and lots of other fairground attractions. When the daylight fades it really does come alive with the twinkling,coloured lights. Lots of food and drink stalls.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to say me and the wife think this is the best city in the UK for attractions. Cleanliness and trouble free. Steeped in history .When the local council added this German/European market .This is a great Christmassy feeling. Historical buildings and the stalls selling mulled wine and other gifts. This is a must for any family Family friendly kid... 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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