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“Wonderful on one side.”
Review of Princes Street

Princes Street
Ranked #72 of 397 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A busy street lined with shops, historic monuments and restaurants.
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
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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 compared to other streets where souvenir shops are ten to a block! At times, the traffic with buses, taxis, and cars as well as peak hours for tourists and residents returning from work make for shoulder-to-shoulder crowds. There are times when the crowds are thinner (after dinner and after morning commuter traffic).

Thank BritFrenchPol
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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.

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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.

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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
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