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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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  • Great avenue in the new city. Many shops, not just souvenirs, and aurobus stops that go everywhere
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  • It is the shopping street in the new part of Edinburgh and is the twin of the Royal Mile. Walking along the big sidewalk you can see the countless shops with typical Scottish products (cashmere scarves, tartan, kilt, etc.). Across the street you can admire the old part of the city skirting the public gardens for a long time. The road is very busy, covered by buses, trams and countless cars.
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