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Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“During winter months go see lights in the Botanics in the evenings (google)”
  • 579 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of high street shops including M&S, Zara, Frasers, Boots, Superdrug. Also good place to pick up souvenirs at tourist”
  • 212 locals recommend
Park
“This is a fantastic space right down the road from our flat. (take a left out of the door and walk down the hill past the small roundabout, then up the hill slightly, keep an eye out for a small gate on the left, that will take you down into the gardens) It is a beautiful park in its own right, and also a great shortcut to Princes Street and beyond. It used to be my walk to work in the morning!”
  • 163 locals recommend
Garden
“Nice to go for ice cream in the summertime and if you're brave, to swim as well!”
  • 198 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. Beautiful place to visit in spring/summer ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
““The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading Botanic Gardens .Visitor can discover the Garden’s fascinating history dating back 350 years,learn ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh, Scotland, and the main shopping street in the capital. It is the southernmost street of Edinburgh's New Town, stretching around 1 mile (1.6 km) from Lothian Road in the west, to Leith Street in the east. The street has virtually no buildings on the south side, allowing panoramic views of the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, and the valley between. Most of the street is limited to trams, buses and taxis with only the east end open to all traffic. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Garden
“A little secret garden with a wonderful view of the lake. Now have a rest at The Sheep Heid Inn to nourish yourself after a long walk!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Garden
“A beautiful wild park, nice place with views overlooking the whole Edinburgh.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Trams and buses everywhere. There is a great couple of Apps to download 'Bus and Tram' app by Transport of Edinburgh 'ScotRail' app by Scot Rail”
  • 8 locals recommend
Garden
“A small courtyard garden just off the Royal Mile. Beautiful flowers in Spring and Summer and a quiet spot to escape the crowds.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Garden
“Book Festival is here till the end of the Edinburgh Festival, during 2 weeks in August. Lovely on a sunny day with Deckchairs, food and drink, and lots of talks! Also on Charlotte Square, is The Geogian House, (National Trust) well worth seeing.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“After shopping in the Main Street,you can relax in this Gardens and enjoy the powerful and dramatic Castle before you as well as the ancient buildings that sit beside it. There are lovely walks here, that can take you to some landmarks, such as the sir Walter Scott Monument,dedicated to a writer who was as popular as J.K. Rowling in his times much so that they build this giant structure, to honour him.”
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“A selection of upmarket restaurants and bars - some reasonably priced - (Gusto, Cafe Andaluz, Cafe Rouge) if you fancy getting dolled up a bit”
  • 1 local recommends