I went there with family and friends in summer. For nature lovers it is the place to enjoy and further nature study.
This was my second visit and I don't think I'll bother going back. The service was poor - at one stage one of our party had to search out a staff member to ask for menus - and the food just ok. A real pity as the new building is great with an excellent shop on the ground floor.
It's really perfect for families with small children to visit as this is one of the very few parks in Edinburgh that is both free to visit and free of dogs and their droppings. Wonderful exhibitions in Inverleith House and the views of the castle are second to none.
I still can't remember why we did this. I don't regret it. We weren't tight on cash. And yet, we splashed across the street after the Majestic moved on, and we entered the tourist building. As you could have expected, it was practically deserted. I mean who would want to walk through a botanical garden in this much rain? Yo.... More
As we've visited Edinburgh countless times we were looking for a different experience and decided to walk down to the Royal Botanical Gardens. The route is along a busy road but it's down hill and once you access the gardens peace descends. We missed the pedestrian gate from the road we walked down and ended up walking right round the... More
A worthwhile visit. Set aside a good few hours if you want to take in everything to see here. Its a fair old size. Entrance to the gardens is free but the glass house is worth the entrance fee of £4.50 to see plants, trees, from all over the world. Friendly staff who were polite and helpful.
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