Princes Street Gardens, which is centrally located in Edinburgh, is a public park that provides excellent views of Edinburgh Castle and is home to many intriguing sites and monuments. The gardens are located along the south side of Princes Street and were the result of the draining of Nor Loch. The gardens are bisected by The Mound, which bridges New Town and Old Town and creates the division between East and West Princes Gardens.
The gardens are the home of multiple monuments and statues such as the Floral Clock and Ross Fountain. The fountain is located at the west end of the gardens and provides homage to science, the arts, poetry and industry in the form of four feminine figures. The Floral Clock is one of Edinburgh’s more famous attractions and is redesigned each year to celebrate different events.
During the summer, the gardens are a perfect spot to catch a concert at the Ross Bandstand. The winter brings about the festive atmosphere associated with the Christian Holiday, Christmas. In the weeks prior to the holiday, the Princess Street Gardens resemble a beautiful wonderland that features park rides and the Christmas Market. This market provides a venue for food and gifts from all over the world.