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Princes Street Gardens

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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54 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

We arrived on first Spring. It was cold but the sun was out and it was glorious. I highly recommend you stroll through, and if it's warm enough, have a picnic by the fountain.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jadethunder
Reviewed yesterday

The best gardens in the UK in one of the prettiest cities in the world. Well kept and maintained underneath the historic and full of culture castle

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elle M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was lovely being able to sit down and enjoy the fresh air and listen to lovely wildlife. Was very peaceful and magnificent views off Edinburgh Castle.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank acflinty1997
Reviewed 4 days ago

Okay so the Gardens are not Botanical show cases. However, they do offer a different way to walk the length of Princess Street and avoid the hussle and less noise that a direct walk pavement walk presents. Worth remembering that until 1820 these gardens were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great gardens to roam and people watch, the gardens split the town in 2 and are really well kept and nice to walk through and have a pit stop.

Date of experience: February 2019
8  Thank Niels L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to sit on a bench or upon the ground and people watch. Take a break from walking and just relax.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in the centre of the bussling capital surrounding itself with busy shoppers on 1 side and tourists on the other I love nothing more than grabbing a cuppa on the way in on a nice day and sitting either with a book or my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rocksteadyjim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the gardens! You can spend hours there people watching and enjoying the beautiful weather. It’s a nice area to hangout & relax for a bit.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 1069jackieb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place throughout the year with beautiful scenery and a calm atmosphere. Places to eat are available and toilets which can be used at a small cost.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank W5989MPstephaniem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice walk round, took some pictures and stopped for lunch. Very good even in winter. Great to have this so close to the busy streets.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank re_Bassetti
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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
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22 November 2018|
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.
Margaret H
2 August 2018|
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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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