Princes Street Gardens :: Shared Description

Along with Waverley Station, the Princes Street Gardens are located in the steep, narrow valley between the medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town.

This valley was formerly filled by a freshwater loch called the Nor Loch which became badly polluted by sewage and household waste as the Old Town became more crowded during the Middle Ages. During the construction of the New Town, the Nor Loch was drained and the area was converted into private gardens for Princes Street residents until the city purchased them and opened them to the public in 1876 with the name Princes Street Gardens.
by David Dixon
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NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh by Malc McDonald
NT2473 : Princes Street Gardens, The Ross Fountain by David Dixon
NT2473 : Ross Fountain by Paul Gillett
NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens by N Chadwick
NT2473 : Princes Street Gardens by N Chadwick
NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle by David Dixon
NT2473 : Edinburgh: Ross Fountain, Princes Street Gardens by Jonathan Hutchins
NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens, The Festival Wheel and Scott Monument by David Dixon
NT2573 : Seating by Ross Bandstand by Paul Gillett
NT2573 : West Princes Street Gardens by Paul Gillett
NT2473 : Ross Fountain : Mermaids with Urns by David Dixon
NT2573 : Prince's Street and Gardens by N Chadwick
NT2573 : West Princes Street Gardens by Paul Gillett
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens by N Chadwick
NT2573 : West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh by David Dixon
NT2573 : Ross Bandstand, West Princes Street Gardens by Paul Gillett
NT2573 : Royal Scots Greys Statue by Paul Gillett
NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens, The Gardener's Lodge (Great Aunt Lizzie's) by David Dixon
NT2573 : View from Princes Street by Paul Gillett
NT2573 : West Princes Street Gardens by David Dixon
NT2573 : The castle from Princes Street Gardens by N Chadwick
NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens by N Chadwick
NT2573 : Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh by Malc McDonald
NT2473 : Gardens and Castle by DS Pugh
NT2573 : General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland by Mat Fascione

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Created: Sat, 5 Jun 2010, Updated: Thu, 2 Jun 2011

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