Princes Street

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.


The main shopping street is Princes Street, where on the north side you'll find all the main department stores such as Debenhams, Frasers, BHS, Marks & Spencers. And on the south side rests the scintillating gardens in the shadow of the castle giving the place an elegant feel. The independent department stores Jenners, is also on Princes Street.



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.