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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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  • You get something of everything walking along Princes St...and it's not just shops! Princes St contains many architectural gems with many listed buildings as well as statues etc and wonderful views...  more »
  • It was a busy street. There is more to do on the royal mile. There are some nice cafe's but it's a way to get other places.  more »
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