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Princes Street Gardens

The Princes Street Gardens are a haven of tranquillity in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. Situated opposite the main shopping area in the city, the gardens are home to many attractions including the Ross Band Stand, the cities War Memorial and the clock made of flowers.

In the Southern bank of the city, two of Scotland's main galleries, the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland can be found situated at the bottom of the artificial hill known as the mound. The mound is what connects the new city with the old town of Edinburgh. The shops opposite on Princes Street are on the only street in the country to be protected by a decree from Parliament. This was served to protect the view of the cities magnificent gardens and castle.