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Princes Street Gardens

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If you happen to be in Edinburgh, Scotland take a walk in the Princes Street Gardens. This public garden was designed in 1876.

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From the southern side, you can see Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.

The Mound divides the garden into the East and the West. The east side takes you to

Waverley Bridge and

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the west side stretches to St. John’s

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and St. Cuthbert’s churches.

In 1846 the railway was extended through the back of the garden. Along the south side of Princes Street, you can see many statues and monuments. The most dominant monument is

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known as the Scott Monument dating from 1846. In the East Gardens among the statues,

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you’ll find explorer David Livingstone,

publisher Adam Black

and essayist Professor John Wilson.

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 In the West Gardens are statues of the poet, Allan Ramsay,

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reformer Thomas Guthrie,

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and obstetric pioneer, James Young Simpson.

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In the gardens, you’ll also find the beautiful Ross Fountain,

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the famous Floral Clock 

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and the Ross Bandstand which hosts concerts during the Festival and Hogmanay celebrations.

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