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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
+44 131 552 7171
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 552 7171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Despite being an overcast fall day, the gardens were beautiful. My mom and I really enjoyed strolling through the gardens. The glass houses were definitely worth visiting as well!

Thank Meghan H
Reviewed yesterday

I really loved this garden, so many gorgeous plants and trees. It is worth paying the extra for the glass houses, one leads into another and mostly they were not excessively hot and humid.

Thank DKS824
Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb gardens an glass house complex, tropical glass houses very hot and humid even on a cool day, must be an ideal place to visit on cold winters day

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could spend a whole day here but probably a few hours is fine for most people. Have to see it to appreciate it

Thank linhughes6
Reviewed 2 days ago

Terrace cafe children's play area removed for an extra coffee bar which was closed on a very busy Saturday. New play corner is tiny and shabby. So my three year old had to sit for an hour and a half with no play area, which...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Splendid botanical garden! Extensive, quiet and relaxing. A lot of seating places throughout the garden, very well maintained. And this all for free! Don't miss the extensive glasshouses (for a small admission): splendid!

Thank ChrisDessein
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to the 70 acre site where you can wander around at your own pace and see many special gardens and I would like to recommend that you pay the extra to visit the glasshouses they are well worth the money!

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 days ago

A gorgeous garden very well cared for. There are plants from all over the world. For us the highlight was the bridges and waterfall situated near the back of the garden.

Thank Mihai I
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this garden. It was exceptionally well tended and although we spend hours there, I could have spent even more time. There is something for everyone - long strolls, a waterfall, test gardens that were extraordinary, veg gardens, desert garden (how do they do...More

Thank Kellker
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a botanical garden and arboretum. It is fabulous. One of the most beautiful and varied that I have ever seen. If I were to visit Edinburgh again, I would visit this garden again. It is big, so be prepared to walk.

Thank lindaavogel
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
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Moamamike | Reviewed this property |
They may do this in their restaurant at the main entrance. Check if they are on-line
11 June 2017|
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Response from cory1776 | Reviewed this property |
Thin skinned, much?
Tea G
26 May 2017|
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Response from HHH666Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea - we stayed quite near so went on foot. I would imagine plenty of buses go there.