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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
+44 131 529 7921
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“floral clock” (179 reviews)
“christmas market” (178 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 529 7921
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Reviewed yesterday

The garden, in 2 sections, is a nice walk. Even in January, its very green with nice flowers. The Christmas market was nice to stroll through.

Thank RaceRider
Reviewed 2 days ago

Relaxing atmosphere and nice views of the old town and the castle. Even in February it is nice to stroll around. But it was really nice in June. There are lots of benches, though you can also just lie on the grass.

Thank Ariadne R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took a stroll through the gardens and then headed up the hill to the Castle. There were so many beautiful views. Great photo ops here! It was very quiet. A few people having lunch in the park, but it was nice to wander and...More

Thank Marie400nl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok for a quiet time and some special events. Peaceful place right next to the hustle and bustle of Princes Street.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The christmas market is big but we found a lot of duplicate stalls. It was a lovely way to spend an hour or so walking round with a hot chocolate or gluehwein to help heat us up. There were the usual stalls along with some...More

Thank MissPollysShoes
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fixture in Edinburgh in recent years is for the Eastern Garden area comprising Princes Street Gardens to become the site for a good portion of the annual Christmas Market. As well as fairground rides down in the lowest point of the Garden the upper...More

Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through the princess street gardens on our way to see the Edinburgh castle, we tried to walk up the quarter mile from princess gardens but it was closed so we went another way, in the meantime It was lovely to see the history...More

Thank Kirstykk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say? Well maintained, clean plenty of seating rural setting slap bang in the centre of Scotland's capital city. Look for the worlds oldest floral clock. If the weathers nice huge grassed area to lie back and relax. Oh, and it's right underneath...More

Thank Derek4444
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd definitely recommend taking a walk through the gardens instead of walking through the street above it. Bring something to eat so that you can feed the squirrels. :)

Thank Tea B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely meander adjacent to the hustle & bustle of Princes Street. Well worth the very slight detour.

Thank richard s
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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22 October 2017|
Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in 11 Brunswick Street earlier this year. It’s within a 15 minute walk or so of Princes Street and has a brasserie so you can also eat there. There are plenty of other restaurants nearby.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra and Alan S | Reviewed this property |
The Markets ran into the week between Christmas and New Year this year for the first time and the ice rink certainly continued on. However, there is a new promotions company involved this year, so keep an eye on the... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from CClarke2013 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no entrance free. It is open and accessible. Possibly there was a special exhibit in a location in the park that had a fee, but not sure.