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Dunbars Close Garden

Canongate, High Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BW, Scotland
+44 131 529 7061
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Hidden Gem

You could walk past this lovely garden and have no idea what lay in store at Dunbars Close.We found... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Peacefull

After 27 years in Edinburgh I just found this place! I love my city but sometimes parts are really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vicky L
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London, United Kingdom
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Canongate, High Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BW, Scotland
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+44 131 529 7061
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could walk past this lovely garden and have no idea what lay in store at Dunbars Close.We found a really beautiful little garden laid out in the formal style of a 17th Century garden with little paths between the flower beds . The flowers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 27 years in Edinburgh I just found this place! I love my city but sometimes parts are really busy with tourists which is a bit over whelming. This was a gem of a find. I came in late April and had the whole place...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Gardens are very quiet and well maintained you would not believe you were still in the heart of a very busy City. I used the gardens to propose to my girlfriend on 19th April 18, she is very shy and doesn't like crowds of...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

A quiet haven in the city with some stunning views over Carlton Hill. It was a little bare colour wise when we went ( February) bar some solitary crocuses but a mixture of contrasting garden "rooms" was obvious and it would be intersting to return...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Pretty little garden hidden just off the royal mile. I visited in February so it was far from great weather but still worth a detour to have a moment of peace.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

In the middle of the city it can often be impossible to find some real peace & quiet, but here you can find it and more. Lovely landscaped gardens, immaculately kept and clean. As good as it was in December, I can't wait until the...More

3  Thank Scotty102
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was tempted by an open gate off the Royal Mile and so glad I took the diversion. There was a nifty little garden right in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A nice, quiet respite from the bustle of the Royal Mile. At the far end, near the Scottish Parliament buildings. is this little alley garden. Well-maintained by the local residents, you can sit in several semi-secluded gardens and barely hear the traffic. You can grab...More

1  Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I read about these Close Gardens in Edinburgh in the Internet, and so i was very curious of having a look at this little hidden places when I was in Edinburgh on the 31st July this year. The Dunbars Close Garden lies beneath or next...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Small garden and well managed. Perfect place to drink your coffee and relax while visiting the bustling city.

Thank xacatecas
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that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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