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Princes Street

Princes Street, just moments from The Resident Edinburgh, was originally the main shopping thorough fair but now best known for views of the castle, the Princes Street Gardens, the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland. The west end of Princes Street is home to Johnnie Walker Princes Street, a global showcase for the eponymous whisky.


On your next visit to Princes Street, take a moment to look around and take in the New Town’s stunning Georgian Architecture, with a range of historic, listed buildings around every corner.

  • Aerial views of Edinburgh's tourist attraction: the Clock Tower on Prince's Street Edinburgh

The Beating Heart of The New Town


Heralded as the beating heart of the Edinburgh city centre, Princes Street boasts grand Georgian architecture framing a vibrant shopping scene, all set against the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Stroll past iconic landmarks like the Scott Monument, or delve into Scottish history at the National Museum. Indulge in retail therapy with a mix of high-end stores like Jenners and international brands like H&M, alongside charming independent boutiques offering local finds and tartan treasures.

Take a break in the verdant Princes Street Gardens, offering a haven of peace and stunning city views. Come December, these gardens transform into a magical Christmas market, a winter wonderland not to be missed.

Princes Street is effortlessly accessible. With frequent tram and bus services running the length of the street, you can easily explore the city further. Edinburgh Waverley station, a short walk away, provides excellent train connections for day trips throughout Scotland. Princes Street is the perfect launchpad for exploring Edinburgh, offering a seamless blend of history, shopping, and easy transport links.

Princes Street is the perfect launchpad for exploring Edinburgh. From history buffs to shopaholics, this iconic street caters to all.