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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Address: The Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 552 7171
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72...

The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.

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Not my last visit to this beautiful garden

This is well worth a visit. Visiting in October the autumnal colours were beautiful. You could spend hours exploring, there is so much to see. I'm looking forward to returning for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is well worth a visit. Visiting in October the autumnal colours were beautiful. You could spend hours exploring, there is so much to see. I'm looking forward to returning for every season to see the changes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of short or long walks in this park, depending on where you go or want to go. Plenty of benches and areas to have picnics. There is also a couple of places to eat (slightly pricey!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will not believe that you have seen some exotic plants here. Well maintained and kept. Do go to the glass house as it is home to tropic and desert plants. As per records countries have sourced original species which are kept here to replant (WOW)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a superb evening out and we will certainly be visiting the event again. Well organised and set out. Lots of facilities available and the shows were well thought out. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was ok but have been to better. The garden cafe was closed and they we're burning off the day we were there so the smoke wasn't pleasant. It was enjoyable to watch the squirrels. I think with most of the plants / trees loosing their leaves it didn't look as good. I would image spring would be better time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here when they had the Botanic Light Show and it was one of the coolest things I've seen. It was a combination of Tim Burton and Christmas rolled into one. The plants appear even cooler under bright neon lights coupled with music specific to the region where those plants originated from. Worth a visit!!! P.S if you go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a half day walking the gardens. Very beautiful and the view of the city is fabulous. We were fortunate to have a sunny day. This is a very leisurely walk and great for the wee ones and the older ones alike. Lots of benches to stop if needed. Most everything is marked with a sign so that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely scenic walks and photo opportunities to be had strolling around the amazing gardens, free entry to main gardens, admission fee to the greenhouses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there during the Fringe festival so there was action a plenty , hard to find a disappointing place in this town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to the Royal Botanic Garden, it's a stunning place within the new town. Do not miss the greenhouse, amazing!

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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