Edinburgh's main shopping street. Although it enjoys terrific views of the Castle and Old Town terraces, it remains rather windswept and soulless...

Princes Street marks its place as one of the thoroughfares in the Centre of Edinburgh. This is one of the major shopping areas located as the southern most street of New Town. To get down here you have to go for public transport as private vehicles are not allowed, it also gives views of Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. This street is one of the best place to shop for a variety of things, as you can find an array of brands having their shops here, so shop till you drop.

Local Visitor Attractions

Stroll through Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Garden is a public park right in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. Set up in 1820 by the draining of the Nor Loch and the creation of the New Town, it is popular venue for many events and concerts.

Cafes & Teahouses

Cornerstone Café

A nice place to sample a few vegetarian dishes in Edinburgh. In the church vaults, a quiet refuge from the Princes Street traffic offering cheap and tasty vegetarian meals.

Local Restaurants


Situated in a 200 year old Georgian building, this branch of Howie's serves various dishes in their dining area. Live music is played.

Howie's Waterloo

Howies has always been famous for their set price menus and signature dishes. Fresh and seasonal delicacies cooked with care to retain their original flavour and taste.

Number One

A world class restaurant that is well known for its world class cuisine using the very best of Scottish produce. The sophisticated ambience and grandeur are undeniably the hallmarks of this premium dining place . Smart dress code, advance booking essential; fully non smoking.


A recipient of the coveted AA Rosette Award for many years now, Iggs offers a choice of both contemporary and traditional Spanish cuisine at their best.

Phuket Pavilion

One of the best Thai restaurants in Edinburgh, Phuket Pavilion offer a slew of Thai delicacies from all over island including the unique flavours of the island of Phuket.

Hector Russell Kilts & Tartans

Somewhat ubiquitous Kilt maker that you can find all over Scotland.

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