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Princes Street, Edinburgh
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Experience the heart of Edinburgh by strolling historic Princes Street. The 1.6 km (1 mi) long street is lined with shops, restaurants, and monuments. Although it's one of the city’s main thoroughfares, it is only open to pedestrians and public transportation. Spend the day shopping at one of the street’s many well-known stores, or stroll through the gardens that border the south edge. With very few buildings on this end, you can enjoy unobstructed views of Old Town and the Edinburgh Castle. Stop for a coffee and enjoy the skyline at one of the many south-facing cafes. Princes Street is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Edinburgh Edition.
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  • Good choice of shops and restaurants too suit all budgets but to enjoy shopping at this time of year with the Xmas wonderland at the gardens side you need to be patient as you are not going to get any...  more »
  • very old department store now just part of a chain lots of good shops garden walk across the road with kids playground if shopping becomes boring LOL 
  • Although there are quite a few of the chain stores in Edinburgh, there are also those with charm and individualism. Frasers and Jenners the department stores are worth visiting to see the wonderful bu...  more »