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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: West Gardens Cottage Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 529 7921
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07:00 - 19:15
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.

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Must see Christmas market.

You will not be disappointed visiting the market, stalls with the best German and European food , quirky goods on sale from across Europe, you must try through beers and most of... read more

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

You will not be disappointed visiting the market, stalls with the best German and European food , quirky goods on sale from across Europe, you must try through beers and most of all the Gluhwein, I forgot how good it tastes since my time in Germany. Fantastic light display and music throughout.

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great mulled wine or beer expect 4-6£ deposit may be included. Good food and bits and bobs. Prob one of the better xmas markets!! Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always visit but blimey its expensive. Very crowded on an evening too. Dont want to sound like Scrooge but its not easy to wander round and get a bit squashed. A bit disappointing to be honest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gardens are now a winter wonderland. Many stalls, childrens rides, places to eat and drink. Rides a bit expensive though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens have been taken over by the markets which are amazing! Being from Northern Ireland, the markets are 10 times the size in Edinburgh which was an experience. A bit more crowd control could have been done with as the volume of people was a bit much at times but definitely a brilliant experience and beautiful to see all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scenery is beautiful! The area was right by my hostel and was the first thing we did when we got off our train. The views are insanely pretty. You have the main road, then a large park underneath with flowers and statues. Across from the park is the large hill where the castle sits and the other beautifully designed... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One part of the gardens was taken over by the christmas market and it was very, very crowded. You could hardly see the stalls and the queues at all the food outlets were massive. The other side of the gardens was a great contrast and much more relaxing and pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taker a walk through the gardens , you will see unique views of the city and the garden well worth a lazy stroll through a wonderful place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on 3 December, the Christmas market was in full swing. The East Gardens were turned into a sea of huts selling craft and food items, and fun fair rides (and bars too). First experience in this type of environment, it was really popular, manic and fun at the same time. Worth a visit if in Edinburg pre Christmas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a Christmas shopping overnight & it's a must see we're coming back next week with our 2 little boys there's something for everyone

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Princes Street and Gardens
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.
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