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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 529 7921
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

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Market very crowded.

One part of the gardens was taken over by the christmas market and it was very, very crowded. You could hardly see the stalls and the queues at all the food outlets were massive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One part of the gardens was taken over by the christmas market and it was very, very crowded. You could hardly see the stalls and the queues at all the food outlets were massive. The other side of the gardens was a great contrast and much more relaxing and pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taker a walk through the gardens , you will see unique views of the city and the garden well worth a lazy stroll through a wonderful place

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on 3 December, the Christmas market was in full swing. The East Gardens were turned into a sea of huts selling craft and food items, and fun fair rides (and bars too). First experience in this type of environment, it was really popular, manic and fun at the same time. Worth a visit if in Edinburg pre Christmas

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Chapelhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a Christmas shopping overnight & it's a must see we're coming back next week with our 2 little boys there's something for everyone

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a big market but has many of the same stalls you would find in any city across the UK, also the stalls repeat so you go past the same thing about three times. The food stalls are many and varied and the drinks stalls keep the chill out. The whole thing is set off with a fun fair and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful Xmas market especially after nightfall with all the lights. Great variety of stalls. Excellent food outlets. Photo shows salmon fillets being cooked over wood. Absolutely delicious. Mulled wine and mulled cider readily available. Good authentic feel to it. The best I've been to in U.K. and nearly as good as Salzburg!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the edinburgh christmas market is a good way to spend some time lots of entertainment for kids plus food stalls and shopping. be aware it is pretty pricey but a good night out.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good atmosphere and would recommend the maze good value for money market good and variety there also if you want something to eat variety for everyone with some nice unusual eating places

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

PrincesvStreet Gardens are perfectly located. They are right in the middle of the city but are very quiet and peaceful. This makes it perfect for a rest. There are lots of benches to make sure that you can enjoy beautiful plants and watch cute squirrels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for a two day trip for the xmas markets really well set out and well worth the gist got us all in the mood for xmas.

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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 the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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