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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 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to grab a coffee and chill. Great landscaped gardens and great views too. A little piece of tranquillity within the busy city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have heard a rumour that the whomping willow in the centre of the gardens inspired J.K. Rowling while writing Harry Potter. There is however noise of traffic from princes street which cant be silenced.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kakefish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has a spectacular view of the city and a beautiful fountain. There isn't much else there unfortunately. Missed opportunity. Sadly there was a little bit of litter. Something that Edinburgh had a bit of a problem with.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 301debt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the weight off your feet and rest awhile in these beautifully kept gardens, right in the heart of the New Town. In December and early January wander around the Christmas Market which fills the east end of the garden

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank car0line_64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Edinburgh and the Princes Street gardens during the Xmas market. The gardens were closed for a over night sleep over to highlight people sleeping rough for 1st dy of our stay. Very central location and sure they would bravely to visit in summetr

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 711gillr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Christmas market is a great draw for many & being on the gardens is within easy reach for all, not far from the station either, there are many stalls catering from individualised Christmas decorations to cheese to Scottish themed items or food & drink,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do a Christmas market tour every year. This time I spent longer (2 nights) in a single location before moving onto another. I loved this market, a large number of stalls (many selling unique products not found in other markets), a nice funfair, fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Christmas market here; worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. The stalls are the usual Christmas market stalls you’d find in Hyde park’s Winter Wonderland with stall repetition which reduced ques. It’s definitely worth a visit. The Bailey’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JJay_traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a quite different in December with the Christmas market and all the attractions. It can be very busy indeed to try and chose your time carefully! However with the monument it is well worth a visit at any time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gordon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful gardens right next to the major shopping street of Princess Street. It is serene and peaceful and provides refuge from the crowds of Princess Street. From Waver;eu statopn, gain access to the gardens and stroll through it. Look up to enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 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
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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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