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“Beautiful Gardens”

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Ranked #9 of 394 things to do in Edinburgh
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Lovely gardens in a beautiful part of Edinburgh. You can easily spend a whole day here. Really good restaurant and shop as well.

Visited May 2014
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Really beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

If you love plants and nature, this is the place to go !
I visited the Royal Botanic Garden on a sunny Spring day, so it was a really nice walk for me. I discovered a lot of colorful trees and flowers, this is a really beautiful place.
There are the glasshouses also (but you have to pay £5 to see them). It sounded very nice to go and see them, but unfortunatly, it was closed the day I went (in April 2014) and I think they are still closed, so if you are going especially for them, just check on their website before your visit :)

Visited April 2014
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“A beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Royal Botanic Garden is a beautiful place right off the main strip of Princes Street. It is a very calm, tranquil place with great views of the city.

Visited May 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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89 attraction reviews
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“Better than Kew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I've visited many Botanic Gardens from Singapore to Oxford over the years. Edinburgh is as gem, the labelling and themed exhibits are brilliant. The glasshouses are very like the biomes they try to emulate, The shop and cafe provide a welcome break from the rain if required. Some of the glasshouses were closed for maintenance when we visited but that provides an excuse to visit again. Well worth a few hours - and its free.

Visited April 2014
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Bray-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Edinburgh delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had a few hours to spare yesterday before getting the flight home. As we met the curator at a Wisley "do" recently, we decided to visit.
Easy to find, well signposted and free roadside parking on weekends. Free to enter although we paid £5 each for a conducted tour which was worth every penny as the guide had amazing knowledge of the plants, trees and history of the site that we simply couldn't get on our own.
Fabulous place and a credit to those who run it.

Visited May 2014
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