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Dunbar's Close Gardens

4.5/5
9 Reviews
Botanical Garden
Address: Canongate, High Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BW, Scotland
Phone: +44 131 529 7061

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When I worked down at Holyrood, someone mentioned this. I didn’t think there could be a lovely secret garden off the Royal Mile that I’d never seen, but here it is. If it’s a nice day, grab some food locally and head here for some peace and quiet.

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  • johnhouston2
    johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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    A lovely wee place.

    Although Dunbar’s Close has the design of a 17th-century garden, it wasn’t actually created until the 1970s when landscape architect Seamus Filor, funded by the Mushroom Trust, transformed the old clo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605399929000+0800)/
  • Travelling_SE_Asia
    Travelling_SE_Asia
    St Albans, England
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    Pretty

    Having trouble locating Dunbar's Close Garden and Canongate Kirkyard? Just watch out for the statue of Robert Fergusson on the Royal Mile and the entrance to both is just behind him.

    Reviewed on /Date(1595571599000+0800)/
  • travelguidesbykate
    travelguidesbykate
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    Hidden Gem of Edinburgh!!

    Dunbars Close is hidden away from off Canongate. You would walk right past it if you weren't deliberately looking for it, which is why it is so magical and separate from the hustle and bustle of the c...

    Reviewed on /Date(1575288947000+0800)/
  • Margo7850p
    Margo7850p
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    Excellent hidden gem

    Dunbar's Close's name was taken from the Edinburgh writer David Dunbar . He owned tenements on either side of this close in 1773 . Hidden within the close today is a garden laid out in the character...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574760010000+0800)/
  • Palomino922
    Palomino922
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
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    Peaceful retreat

    Make sure you check out Dunbar's Close at 137 Cannongate about 2/3s down the Mile on the left side. I saw mention of this in an online walking tour of obscure and different things to do in Edinburgh....

    Reviewed on /Date(1567075489000+0800)/

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