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Princes Street Gardens

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice place to relax and have a calm snack on the benches in nature, adequately located next to the busy Princes street. Sadly it started raining when we entered so we couldn't stay much there... recommended on a sunny day.

Thank EZ_Leb
Reviewed 3 days ago

When you are in the gardens, it's hard to believe you are in the middle of a major city and only a few hundred yards from the main shopping street with all its hustle and bustle. There are plenty of places to sit and admire...More

Thank lillibet12309
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Princes garden is a real oasis off calm and serenity , engaging you to sit and soak up the atmosphere of the city that is in of itself a wonderful warm and wonderful place . Sit down and relax

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Well tended, peaceful space to rest between the shopping and bustle of Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Not sure if it was a one off - but we saw lots of squirrels one of which came up close enough to...More

Thank abuckingham2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful area of the city. You will be surprised how quiet this area is. Plenty of benches to rest your aching feet. The toilets were very clean and the water was hot. This is a great place to have a coffee and something to eat.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area had just reopened following the storm that had passed through the day before and was still a bit bedraggled. Some nice statues here as well as the fab Scott Monument which you can climb to the top.

Thank George B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited many times before. This time we were in Edinburgh to visit the University with my 17 year old daughter. Came to the gardens to sit for a few minutes. Had a latte & daughter had ice cream sitting in the sunshine. Lovely place to...More

Thank Bubblylinda
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an asset to the City of Edinburgh. Set between the shopping street and the Castle, the gardens were immaculate, beautifully planted (check out the Floral Clock) and clean. The views of the Castle mound, Scott Memorial and the Ross Fountain on a clear September...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Like a paradise out of the city centre. When things get a bit too busy just head here, grab a coffee and sit down. Amazing

1  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Princes Street Gardens is a relaxing green space bordered by Princes Street and the Royal Mile. From the 15th to early 19th centuries it was the site of a man made body of water known as Nor Loch. It offers a retreat from the sounds...More

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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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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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23 February 2018|
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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
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