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Princes Street Gardens

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54 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We started our day by the Castle we waited for the shot of the cannon, but one thing that pleased me to see it from above was the Garden we have to go there, even all wet because of rain and snow. We went lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How can you not love Edinburgh? Laden down with shopping, an hour to go until my train, what to do? Through the wee gate and into a calm oasis of beauty in the gaze of the majestic castle, that’s what.. it really is perfect. Plenty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gardens are somewhat of a vast park, with a number of historic statues at literally every corner. Another thing is that the Gardens border with the towering Edinburgh Castle and provide a rare vantage point. There is also a fancy fountain in the middle...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maciej C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens that you can just sit and people watch especially in the summertime. Great also in the winter when the winter market takes over and changes the garden into a dun for all ages

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wander through the gardens after some shopping. Relax and look up at the castle. Watch kids in the play area.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Susan1013021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to walk through the spring like conditions and make my way up the path to The Castle esplanade

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Getagrip2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must for my every visit to Edinburgh. A beautiful, relaxing space with much to see. Lovely views of landmarks. I particularly love the views of the castle from below.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AnnaMarkodi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went 2 weeks ago and although I live in Edinburgh I just love.this city and the beautiful gardens that surround the castle.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank JBurns52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I imagine the garden looks a lot better when it’s not winter, but still was a beautiful and relaxing place to spend a few hours. It’s totally free and a must go to in Edinburgh

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Giovana B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Mile can get a bit congested with tourists, so Princes Street Gardens is where you’ll find locals going to escape the crowds. There are plenty of benches and the views of the castle are splendid. It was a nice way to spend some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank PhillyGirl1215
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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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21 November 2018|
Response from bibi2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry late in reply. Didn't go on the wheel so afraid don't know. The stalls were a wide variety - food stalls, drink, bespoke crafts, special clothing like knitted special clothes etc. Nice mix of things.
Margaret H
1 August 2018|
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Response from Estrelinha_jbc | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is anywhere to eat directly in the park. But there is a Wetherspoon's near the park and also several restaurants at St. Andrew Square which is not far.
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