Princess Street Garden

This beautiful urban park created in 1820 separates Old Town from the New Town. With over 37 acres to explore this is a great place to add to your list of places to visit.

The Princess Street Garden was created by draining the Nor Loch, which was used as a natural medieval defence alongside Edinburgh Castle. The Garden was designed back in 1770 but wasn’t started until 1820 when the water was drained.

The Gardens are beautiful all throughout the year and a visit to Ross Fountain is a must, to see the cast iron structure that was installed in 1872 after being on exhibit in London in 1862.

The Gardens are a short walk from lots of places such as Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Galley.