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A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DG, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 510 7575
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

I love walking along Princes Street for the backdrop of the Old town, Castle and gardens. Shame about the quality of the shops these days. Bring back the old much more grand stores of my childhood please!

Thank CeeKee19
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Good selection of shops, major roadworks at the moment for the infamous tram.

Thank mudcow
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Princes Street is different for its setting, with only one building front on the north side, and the south side open towards the Old Town and the Castle. There are some interesting buildings like the Balmoral and Caledonian hotels, and the National Archives of Scotland...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Not what it was for shopping 20 years ago but still wonderful with the Castle towering over it.

Thank whiskyanne
Reviewed 7 January 2012

what a mess, for the past few years.... i have been up town twice in the past few years and it is a disgrace..... (trams) are they coming or going !!!!!

1  Thank hannah186525
Reviewed 6 January 2012

You can find here most of the common brands of UK. Sometimes is difficult to walk around. Probably when the tram is finished... hehehe

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

This is the best hogmanay i'v been to to date. There was also the New Year games on New Years day. 10/10

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

i liked Princes Street even when it had cars going up and down the road, but now that they're putting trams in i love it! Because you can walk on the road freely without fear of getting hit. Plus it has great shops, such as...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 24 November 2011

Not sure I am entirely correct, but I did most of my shopping on this street. The major UK shops and International chain stores can be found on Princes Street.

Thank wmloke13
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Edinburgh's flagship street? Shopping on the street is average (at best) - mainly chain stores that can be found in most suburban shopping malls. Couple that with constant approaches by "Chugger" charity collectors, and the noise of the tram line building sites (which also handily...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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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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13 February 2016|
Response from dutsfc |
Parking cars in Edinburgh is as difficult as collecting Scotch Mist !
2 September 2015|
Response from Kobolt2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hallo Tomtisan, sicherlich findet man an der Princes Street viel Geschäfte, die Weltweit , bzw. in vielen Europäischen Ländern kennt. Dennoch findet man hier auch Geschäfte, die viele Schottische Produkte verkaufen. Bei so... More
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