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Princes Street Gardens

53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
+44 131 529 7921
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Hours Today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 529 7921
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Reviewed today

Persuaded to go the christmas market by my brother and his family. As expected it was packed.There was barely any room to move or get in to see any of the stalls. Lots of nice christmas stalls if you like that sort of thing but...More

Thank hibs78
Reviewed today via mobile

I love this time of year. The Christmas markets are great with loads of lovely gifts. Try to avoid the weekend, it’s heaving. They are open to 9pm, seven days a week. I love taking photo 8-9. It’s cold, it’s it busy, the hot chocolate...More

Thank edinburghcitymom
Reviewed yesterday

Well organised Christmas market with amazing number of shops as well as food outlets and entertainments for children of all ages..

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Christmas market in princes street gardens for the second time. The scenery and grounds are beautiful, the market is very well set up. Would recommend it to everyone. Very festive and good bargains to be had at the market.

Thank emzmac
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was able to attend the Princess Street Gardens Market today after trying for the last 3 years. Disappointed is an understatement. Over priced tatt washed down with a beer priced at £3.00 for a half pint. Sour faces bereft of Christmas spirit. The Grinch...More

Thank Ronnie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited here with my husband and two children (8 and 5) and whilst it was fab and the stalls are amazing - I was gobsmacked at how expensive! We didn't spend too much time there however it was £15 for two to get on...More

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good Christmas market with lots of stalls and fair ground rides. We were a group of 7 adults and one 10 year old child. It was a very cold weekend, but the food stalls were very good. We visited on the Friday night and...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are little hidden gems here! We stayed at the Caledonian, which is very close to the Gardens. They have concerts, walking paths, the gardens (of course) and its right smack in the middle of everything.

Thank KMRaymond
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with our three kids (4-11 years old) and it’s a nightmare. Absolutely mobbed. Can’t move. The queue to just buy tickets for the rides is beyond ridiculous. Follow that with more unbelievable queues to get on the rides. You could spend all day waiting...More

Thank Bophopper
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Edinburgh is the perfect place to stroll around and enjoy the beautiful scenery and meet the locals. The gardens are an ideal spot to catch your breath after walking the Royal mile, touring the castle, visiting old town, or doing some pub crawling,

Thank Douglasjp1
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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22 October 2017|
Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in 11 Brunswick Street earlier this year. It’s within a 15 minute walk or so of Princes Street and has a brasserie so you can also eat there. There are plenty of other restaurants nearby.
30 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.