Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens comprises two public parks and sits in the heart of Edinburgh. You can find this green space next to Princes Street, with its central landmark of the Scott Monument piercing the sky.
The park is a stunning, green area but it didn’t always look this way. It was Edinburgh’s largest loch, and its marshland used to be a medieval defence for Edinburgh Castle! The local authority drained it in 1820 to create the Princes Street Gardens.
Nowadays, it makes a perfect space for families to come and spend their afternoons. You can embark on a leisurely stroll along its paths and come across a range of delightful sights.
Highlights of the gardens include the Royal Scots Monument and the picturesque Gardener’s Cottage. After viewing these pretty landmarks, why not stop for a picnic and soak up the vistas of the Castle?
Each Winter, the gardens become the site of ‘Winter Wonderland’. So if you visit during the weeks leading up to Christmas, you’ll find ample amusement rides and a festive market!
After touring the gardens, why not explore the nearby Scottish National Gallery?
Come and see this beautiful part of the city, all-year-around…