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Dunbars Close Garden

Canongate, High Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BW, Scotland
+44 131 529 7061
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hidden gem

situated down the royal mile in Edinburgh you will find lots of closes and alleyways many of them... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
frank1e
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
So serene

Very beautiful and such a surprise in the middle of the city. Take a coffee with you , lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandy H
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Canongate, High Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BW, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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+44 131 529 7061
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Reviewed 3 days ago

situated down the royal mile in Edinburgh you will find lots of closes and alleyways many of them have very interesting sight and features dunbars close is one of the many when you walk through the alleyway you will be welcomed with a lovely garden...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and such a surprise in the middle of the city. Take a coffee with you , lots of benches to take a rest and enjoy life.

Thank Sandy H
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Dunbars Close Garden is the reason why traveling can be a unique and exciting adventure. While exploring the Royal Mile and all of the Closes that intertwine it thru-out Edinburgh we stumble across this Close. Once you enter into this Close off the Royal Mile...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

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 29 April 2018

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

Thank Vicky L
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

2  Thank Liam H
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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

Thank Martin H
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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.

Thank kenzie3110
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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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neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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