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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Princes Street and other Edinburgh attractions using our handy Edinburgh day trip planning website.
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  • We walked up and down this busy street during our time in Edinburgh. It is a busy street with many shops to look in, lots of sides streets cone off of this and you can find some good places to eat...  more »
  • Enjoy the walk along this popular street with shops, bars and restaurants on one side and the fabulous gardens on the other.  more »

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