Princes Street Gardens

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Princes Street Gardens is laid out in two sections either side of the Mound (which is the man-made ramp that leads from Princes Street up to George IV Bridge). The site was originally a series of small lochs that were drained at the time of the coming of the railway to Edinburgh, that fortuitously allowed Edinburgh Waverlety train station to be located in the heart of the city. The gardens consequently provide an excellent viewpoint on their South side for watching the tains come and go into Waverley from the Haymarket Western end. Other highlights include the flower clock at the Mound steps.

Princes Street Gardens

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Edinburgh City Centre

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.