Things to do in Edinburgh's New Town.
If the Royal Mile is the life vein of the Old City, then Princes Street is its equivalent in the New Town. Just a short walk from the Old City, Princes Street extends from Lothian Road to Leith Street and is home to numerous tourist sights and museums. With dozens of high-end retail stores aligning it, including the uniquely Scottish department store Jenners, Princes Street is a fashion diva's heaven. Next to the street are the two sections of the beautiful Princes Street gardens. Here, students and locals often gather to play football, picnic during the summer or listen to concerts at the Ross Theatre. In between the two sections of the gardens lies the Mound, an artificial hill that connects the old and new cities. Here, two of country's best art galleries are located: the Royal Scottish Academy Building and the adjacent National Gallery of Scotland.
Also, visit the iconic Scott Monument set amongst the picturesque Princes Street Gardens. Visitors can climb the 287 steps to the top of the monument to peer out from several viewing decks(they can also receive a certificate commemorating this achievement).
East Princes St. Gardens, near Waverley Station
Gothic spire dedicated to The Wizard of the North...
The Scottish Parliament
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