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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A must visit when in edinburgh a great rang of shops and unlike london, some of the shops open at 07.30 on a sunday, jenners being one this is like The equivalent of harrods or Selfridges the Rest are open by ten london could learn...More

5  Thank mike j
Most Helpful Critical Review
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

One the one side of Princes street you have the magnificent gardens, on the other side you have one of the worst "main streets" of a capital city. Junky tourist shops, every phone store imaginable, empty property, homeless/unemployed street buskers, and just one or two...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The gardens and castle on the south side are wonderful. The shopping side is a pretty ugly mix match of buildings, phone shops and tartan tat.

Thank Jarl63
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Our hotel was nearby, so we walked Princes street to get to Waverly Station and just for shopping and restaurants. The number of shops and department stores makes it a mecca for shoppers, and tourists love the many souvenir shops that have a huge selection...More

Thank BritFrenchPol
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We didn't plan on visiting this part of town but I am glad we did. There was a Christmas market taking place when we can here in November. It is definitely a more modern part of town.

1  Thank spiewaa
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Brilliant place to stroll along to take in the views and plan your day. W decided to jump on a tram with a day rider ticket and went to lots of different places of interest in the city.

1  Thank Coinneach1957
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great street offering everything. Great hotels super shops, monuments.panaramic views and trams. First street on arriving at Waverley station and you just drink in the city.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

It is the street that all we love . You can buy whatever you want. It is a street with many shops, too many people and very nice buildings

Thank Panagiotis K
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Princes Street is iconic, bordered by Waverley Gardens, with the backdrop of the old town and the Castle. Amazing. Lots of Global brands, but the very special Jenners department store, with the totally brilliant Rose Street behind, with individual shops. Only there could I drag...More

Thank 820katiee
Reviewed 5 February 2018

How Princes Street has deteriorated over the years. There are now too few quality shops; they seem to congregate in George Street, these days. Some of the stores which used to be good have deteriorated....especially, the House of Fraser....which does not have its problems to...More

Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Must visit this area if you wish to see the oldtown side of Edinburgh, so many big shops and great place to just relax in a cafe or restaurant. You could fine souvenirs inside Weaverlyes mall.

1  Thank Juliawati
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Hi there I’m just going to say a few words on this topic so as to give you the gist of this street. A lot of different shops and all with a pricey taste. But as in all things you only get what you pay...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
...More
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tomtsian
2 September 2015|
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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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