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Princes Street Gardens

West Gardens Cottage Princes Street | Seasonal Opening Hours, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
+44 131 529 7921
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
West Gardens Cottage Princes Street | Seasonal Opening Hours, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 529 7921
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place for a nature stroll any time of the day or year. There is often a festival of some sort, musicians, and lots of flowers in the spring and summer. Beautiful views of the castle at every point. There is a...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a nice day nothing better than buying a Pret or sandwich and eating in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. Gorgeous park exceptionally well maintained. It is super clean and a really credit to the team that maintain it. Put your rubbish in the bin...More

Thank potters21
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of nice paths with gardens and backdrop of the castle, relaxing and place to chill escape from the hustle and bustle of the town. If energetic tackle the hill to the castle.

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good place tyo enjoy azaleas and Rhodies in May. Many other earlky flowers suchb as pansiers aqnd blue bells. Wonderful old trees an d lots of song birds.

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely to pop down to the gardens to escape the busy shops and tourist buzz. Lots of space here and plenty of seats.you can purchase coffee down in the gardens from a kiosk or bring down some lunch from.the many food outlets or shops round...More

Thank Lynn-e-2011
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked through this garden. It was very nice and full of visitors. There was a nice old fountain in one end which unfortunately was broken.

Thank Limor V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The princess Street garden were not in full bloom when we visited . The floral clock only had the hour hands . You can just see lot of green nice grass. However still recommend to visit because of the scenic views of Edinburgh castle and...More

Thank Anil S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love these gardens so relaxed and well kept visited today and sure it inspired my future son in law to propose to my daughter lol can't wait to be back in Aug

Thank lindawild
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Edinburgh for a rugby weekend. Spent time in the gardens soaking up the sun and enjoying the atmosphere. Really central to see all parts of Edinburgh.

Thank heskey2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found the gardens a wonderful area to enjoy some quiet time while shopping. Lots of benches or grass to sit on. The view of Edinburgh Castle is superb even through a veil of rain showers!

Thank Maria B
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
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Julia B
How long do you think we should allow to visit the Gardens?
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mary-Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sorry l didn't get back to you sooner. lf it's a beautiful day you could spend a good hour walking round l'd say. But in the wet and cold you could dash through in 10 mins! l always prefer to walk through the... More
Any tour guide that can speak Mandarin or even Cantonese?
2 March 2016|
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Does it have playground ?
12 September 2015|
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Response from Gemma W | Reviewed this property |
The gardens have a small playground located near the fountain :)