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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked along the entire length of the gardens. What a fantastic green space in the midst of the city. The fountain was being restored and the view of the castle from its location was spectacular.

Thank Schurrs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic haven of tranquility in the centre of Edinburgh. Definitely worth a visit between shopping in the new-town and wandering in the old-town.

Thank StephenWellsLondon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lot of activity, a lot of shopping to do, and you have main Edinburgh attractions nearby. Nice view of Edinburgh Castle as well. Can get a bit dirty because of all the people constantly passing by, though.

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed yesterday

If you can spare a few minutes, definitely take a stroll through Princes Street Gardens. If you start out near the train station, but sure to cross over to the larger section toward the castle. Incredible views of the castle, well tended gardens, and nice...More

Thank a123nt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What amazingly fabulous place to sit, relax and take in the awesome sights. The gardens are wonderfully kept, clean, tidy and free, what more could you ask for? Bit of a trudge up out of the gardens if you stupidly let yourself roll down to...More

Thank chabbishow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went and laid down on one of the benches to read a book, (sounds nice) yeah it was until you forget about the 1o'clock gun. I jumped up like someone no wise and heard people from behind lying on the grass laughing at me. To...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic gardens in the heart of Edinburgh, the perfect antidote to shopping in adjoining Princes Street. Sit on the grass or the seats, in the sun or the shade, and watch the world go by. Ice creams and coffee available at the Mound.

1  Thank Earnest186411
Reviewed 3 days ago

We utilized these gardens for a quick breakfast stop or just to relax after a busy day. They have an amazing view of the castle and the roses are fantastic. Also have an amazing flower cuckoo clock. They are clean and beautiful

1  Thank LLE29
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful park with lots of history, nestled in the valley between the old and new towns. You can hear the trains arriving at Waverley station. Bagpipe music and impromtu dancing in the evening times. St Cuthbert's graveyard and some lovely statues.

1  Thank jaykaycee17
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are set in the valley between the old and new towns and you can hear trains underneath pulling into Waverley station. The landscaping and planting are very professional and sympathetic to the contours of the land. An ideal respite from sight seeing and...More

1  Thank Aztecarts
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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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23 February 2018|
Response from Denise F | Reviewed this property |
It’s at the Ross band stand. I’m pretty sure there is seating, I have been involved in a couple of charity events at the Ross band stand and there was seating. I think that it is put out depending on the event they have... More
22 October 2017|
Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in 11 Brunswick Street earlier this year. It’s within a 15 minute walk or so of Princes Street and has a brasserie so you can also eat there. There are plenty of other restaurants nearby.
Elizabeth M
29 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra and Alan S | Reviewed this property |
The Markets ran into the week between Christmas and New Year this year for the first time and the ice rink certainly continued on. However, there is a new promotions company involved this year, so keep an eye on the... More