Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens are two adjacent public parks in the centre of , , lying in the shadow of . The Gardens were created in the 1820s following the long draining of the Nor Loch and building of the , beginning in the 1760s.

Notable Places in the Area

Art gallery
The is the national art gallery of . is situated 510 feet southeast of Princes Street Gardens. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a historic castle in . is situated 1,400 feet southwest of Princes Street Gardens. Photo: Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. is situated 810 feet east of Princes Street Gardens. Photo: Schatir, Public domain.

Art gallery
The is an art museum on Queen Street, . is situated 1,500 feet northeast of Princes Street Gardens.

Localities in the Area

The of Edinburgh represents the historical extension of the Scottish capital to the north of the that occurred during the Georgian Period of the late 18th century. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Edinburgh represents the historic core of the Scottish capital, built eastwards of the Castle Crag, along the Royal Mile to Holyrood. Photo: PerryPlanet, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the capital of located in the Central Belt region of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Princes Street Gardens

55.952° or 55° 57' 7.1" north
-3.1972° or 3° 11' 49.8" west
Open Location Code
220 feet (67 metres)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Basque: Princes Street Gardens
  • Catalan: Princes Street Gardens
  • Chinese: 王子大街花園
  • Dutch: Princes Street Gardens
  • French: Princes Street Gardens
  • German: Princes Street Gardens
  • Italian: Princes Street Gardens
  • Polish: Princes Street Gardens
  • Russian: Princes Street Gardens
  • Scots: Princes Street Gairdens
  • Spanish: Princes Street Gardens

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