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13 Sep 2018
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“What a fountain!”
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Ross Fountain is a beautiful fountain. It is very bright and colourful and quite spectacular, particularly when the water is turned on! We were lucky enough to witness the fountain in its full glory during our visit to Edinburgh recently. It is located in the...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Fabulous Fountain from 1872,which has a wonderful view behind it to the castle.Edinburgh castle is up on the rock right behind it.Fabulous Photo opportunity,even on a cloudy day.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

If you love parks spend the day around the fountain. It’s such a wonderful place and with a “smelly past!” I suppose all can thank the history of the city for its grand parks!

Thank Dr_ADuarte
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I had no idea this was even here and was delighted to happen upon it. It may be the most incredible fountain I have ever encountered. I love its design and I also love the colors. Some may criticize them as garish but, in a...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Today is the first occasion I have visited the East Princes Street Gardens and seen the Ross Fountain fully restored, painted and water flowing in the fountain.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It is nice to see the fountain working in the gardens ,it is a fine addition back in working order .I would possibly question the colour scheme as being a tad garish. Never the less it is drawing people to that end of the gardens...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This was once a beautiful bronze fountain, it fell into disrepair. It was supposed to be restored but instead it was paintet turquoise and glossy brown. It doesnt even look like the same fountain, friends visiting from Europe laughed at snd said it belongs in...More

Thank SRO1983
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Ross Fountain is a magnificent fountain, with golden statues adorning the fountain, which sits in a great location with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop. Unfortunately, it has remained dry for many years, however, refurbishment work is underway to restore it to its former, working,...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Ross fountain is a magnificent 19th century cast-iron work from a foundry in France. It was gifted to the city by Mr. Daniel Ross, a local gun-maker, who saw it at the Great Exhibition of 1862 in London. At the base of the fountain...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Built to commemorate the International exhibition in London 1862, was bought by a local and gifted to the city, apparently for its nudity and not keeping with the ambiance of the area, it looking more elegantly french or Italian, the city council put it in...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
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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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