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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Address: 20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 552 7171
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72...

The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.

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Nice place for walk

This is a nice place for a walk & gives kids place to run about only down side is too many dogs. I don't mind them but I can't let my daughter run about as people keep letting... read more

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a nice place for a walk & gives kids place to run about only down side is too many dogs. I don't mind them but I can't let my daughter run about as people keep letting there dogs loose there should be more keeper checking this . I won't be back

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berne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wunderful garden (I visited it summer). You can really enjoy the nature, make some discovery and relax

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been to many botanical and this one is great, lots to do and plenty to keep children from getting bored.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once again a pleasure to visit, superb layout & interesting exhibits. The light show theme was spectacular, well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite being December still lots to see walking around the gardens and the glass houses are amazing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a guided tour for work colleagues to get us out of the office...worked a treat fresh air, good walk with a fantastic guide who helped me recall my latin names and botanical memories!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Botanical garden in winter - asylum for introverts. :) Though all rare visitors meet in glass houses sooner or later, and these are amazing collections! Can only imagine how magnificent the garden is in summer, if even in winter it's stunning!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A visit to the gardens any time of year is a treat. Everything is quite compact and easily accessible. There are plenty of little cafes and toilets dotted around the gardens. The green houses are well worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another beautiful autumn day at the botanics and with the trees all turning colour some lovely shades of leaves on display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the Botanics, it's close enough to my office that in the summer I sit out for lunch and enjoy being in the grounds and taking my mind off work. It's really well maintained and it's nice that you can just sit on the grass in amongst it and chill out. Only downside is the cafe is always rammed,... More 

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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