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We visited this garden whilst we were on the Edinburgh treasure trail, and what a discovery! We loved it, the kids loved it. It was hidden away in the close, one could not imagine it to be there but it is!
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This is one of Edinburgh’s secret gardens. Follow the Royal Mile down to the Canongate, and turn left immediately next to the Christmas Shop. Nowadays, there is a sign saying Dunbar’s Close, but that is relatively recent. In days gone by, you just had to...More
Explored many closes, this was our favorite. It is located off the Royal Mile and is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the street. The gardens are lovely and nicely maintained. Good for either a quick peak or a more leisurely visit.
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
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
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
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
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of 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
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.