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“If only it wasn't raining”

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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US$474,01*
and up
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Ranked #29 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the gardens were beautiful during our rainy day, despite some looking a bit weary, I can imagine how beautiful they are on a sunny day. The Glass Houses were incredible and those lily pads - like nothing I've seen. This is worth a visit and be sure to plan time - especially on a beautiful day. There are lots of paths to walk and benches to sit on.

Thank socalgal99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Edinburgh has one of the finest botanic gardens in the world and is worth a visit at any time of year. If you are lucky and visit at a weekend you might witness a wedding among the giant redwoods! Good self-service cafe in the centre, small coffee shop near the Inverleith Row entrance, and table-service restaurant at the Arboretum Place entrance.

Thank MarilynJEdinburgh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free to walk around the grounds. Lots of rare trees, plants and flowers to see. Huge area to walk, but there are plenty benches to sit on for a rest. Well worth a visit.

Thank Shugster2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With Princess street at the back and castle up top everything is in easy reach...the station is on the doorstep so getting around is a breeze. Lovely gardens to relax after some heavy shopping

Thank Faizel I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are tired of the hustle/bustle of the center city, this is a great place to visit. The Gardens are huge and wonderfully cared for. You must see the small building associated with the Queen Mother. Go inside an get suprised.

Thank Eric C
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