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Princes Street, Edinburgh

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a must for shoppers. There is the much-loved three storey Primary and other famous shops. There are also several souvenir shops where you can buy typical objects and memories.
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  • Stroll down the street that separates the old town and the new town of Edinburgh. Through this street is accessed the Princess Gardens, haven of peace in the heart of the city, large gardens littered with squirrels that constitute a super stop to recuperate, enjoy the views of the Castle and continue walking around this charming city.
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  • Princess Street is in the New Town and has all your modern shops and restaurants for you to enjoy. The busline is easy to navigate and is the cheapest way to go around town. If you walk across the bri...  read more »
  • A manicured park area under the castle. There was some construction going on, but it was good to get off the street and walk through the park instead.
  • Great for people watching. Great views of the castle. You can easily spend an afternoon here. Bring your lunch and relax on one of the many benches.
  • Princess street gardens is brilliant! It's got something for everyone, you have the scott monument and shows on daily! It's a brilliant place to have a picnic and listening to trains go past as Edinburgh Waverley station is a 2 minute walk!
  • Great place to sound a few hours in the sunshine. It's peaceful with great views of Edinburgh castle. It's worth watching the one I clock gun from here.
  • Love this quiet corner of Edinburgh lovely for a quick quiet lunch and a drop of sun shine when it's not raining.
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