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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 planned. You could double check with the event promoter just to be on the safe side. Hope this helped.