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  Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit - Princes Street, Edinburgh
Princes Street was part of the "New Town" of Edinburgh, which was built in the latter half of the 18th century during the reign of the Hanoverian King George III.
Princes Street was named after King George's sons - but only after the King had objected to its original name - St Giles Street, the patron saint of the city.
This description of Princes Street is divided into two sections - the south side of the street which includes the gardens and castle and, on the second page, a quick tour of the retail outlets on the north side of the street.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitprinces.htm   (917 words)

  Princes Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Princes Street was originally to be named St. Giles Street after the patron saint of the City of Edinburgh.
Also on the street's south side, as well as the gardens, are the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland at the foot of The Mound, Waverley station and the Balmoral Hotel.
Princes Street is the name of the southern end of Dunedin's main street (north of the city centre it becomes George Street).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Princes_Street   (308 words)

 Princes Street -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Princes Street is the main shopping street in (The capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth) Edinburgh city centre, although it was originally designed to be a residential street.
The street is mostly closed to private cars traveling east, and has few buildings on the south side, allowing views of the Old Town and the (A large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack) castle and the valley between.
Princes Street was originally to be named St. Giles Street after the (A saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation) patron saint of the City of Edinburgh.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/princes_street.htm   (345 words)

 Princes Street Gardens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Princes Street Gardens, looking north-east from the Mound, showing the Scott Monument(l), Balmoral Hotel (c) and Waverley Station(r) with the North Bridge behind it.
Princes Street Gardens is a public park in Edinburgh, Scotland in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.
The gardens run along the south side of Princes Street and are divided by the Mound, with East Princes Street Gardens running from the Mound to Waverley Bridge and covering 8.5 acres (34,000 m²).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Princes_Street_Gardens   (258 words)

 Princes Street
Although only allocated a subsidiary role in the original plan of the New Town, Princes Street had developed into Edinburgh's principal thoroughfare by the middle of the 19th century, a role it has retained ever since.
It was the coming of the railway, which follows a parallel course to the south, which ensured Princes Street's rise to prominence.
Princes Street Gardens provide ample space to relax or picnic during the summer and the Ross Bandstand in their centre provide a venue for entertainment of all sorts.
www.visitscotland.com /library/edinburghprincesstreet   (163 words)

 Pictures of Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens were once a lake (or loch) called Nor' Loch The Loch, which had been the trash dump of Edinburgh for centuries was drained in order to gain easier access from New Town to Old Town.
Now the Princes Street Gardens are people's every day refuge at lunchtime or whenever they want to get away from the noise and city madness.
The Princes Street Gardens are divided by the Mound in East Princes Street Gardens and West Princes Street Gardens In the East Princes Street Gardens there's the Scott Monument, the dark neo-gothic monument dedicated to Sir Walter Scott and the world's largest monument ever to be built in memory of a writer.
www.scotland-flavour.co.uk /princes-street-gardens.html   (658 words)

 dere-street - research - thesis extracts - methodology
Princes Street was chosen as it represents a confluence of a number of relevant themes: particularly the retail revolution and the modernist/post-modernist analysis of urban change.
For consistency, the survey date of each Princes St. map is referred to by the date of the contemporary St. Giles map for the four cases where the two are not identical, as the St. Giles data was the first of the two data sets to be transcribed.
In contrast, the section on streets and stability questions these discourses of change, and essentially reverses the questions asked in the section on change, by asking not how is the street changing but by identifying sitess of stability and focusing on the lack of change in the street.
www.dere-street.com /research/Chapter_4.php   (7492 words)

 Edinburgh Photo Library - Princes Street
Princes Street was part of the "New Town" of Edinburgh.
Originally, George Street (parallel to Princes Street, but further to the north) was to be the main thoroughfare.
Princes Street was named after King George's sons - but only after the King had objected to the original proposal - St Giles Street, after the patron saint of the city.
www.rampantscotland.com /edinburgh/bledin_princes1.htm   (156 words)

 Princes Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is roughly a mile in length,reaching from Lothian Road in the West to Leith Street in the East.
The street is mostly closed to private cars, and has fewbuildings on the south side, allowing views of the Old Town and the castle and the valley between.
Also on the street's south side (as well as the gardens) are the Royal ScottishAcademy and the National Gallery ofScotland at the foot of The Mound, Waverley station and the Balmoral Hotel.
www.therfcc.org /princes-street-218453.html   (176 words)

 Princes Street Gardens (from Edinburgh) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Princes Street Gardens, laid out between the Old and New towns in the drained lake bed of the old North Loch, have a distinct character.
Street earned two World Cup downhill titles (1994–95 and 1995–96), and, noted for her natural talent and easygoing charm, she became one of the most popular figures of the sport, both in the United States and abroad.
Prince was playing in a band by the age of 12 and at 17 broke into the music business.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-61140?tocId=61140   (816 words)

 Princes Street | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh, Scotland, and its main shopping street.
It is the southernmost street of Edinburgh's New Town, stretching around 1 mile (1.6 km) from Lothian Road in the West to Leith Street in the East.
The street is mostly closed to private cars, with public transport given priority.
www.babylon.com /definition/Princes_Street   (97 words)

 ifo Apple Store - Regent Street Grand Opening!
Some time during the night a group of people on Princes Street displayed their contempt for Windows PCs by setting fire to a mouse, and chronicled it in a video.
I counted 1,033 people in line, east on Princes, south on Hanover, then jogging onto the east side of wide St. George's St., snaking over to the west side of that street, and then onto the center divider of the street.
The streets were dry after Thursday night, everywhere except in front of the Apple store, where pedestrians were continuously splashed by water gathered in the gutter, as trucks and buses passed by.
ifoa79.securesites.net /stores/regent_street   (4668 words)

 Princes Street Studios
Many of the early photographic society meetings were held in and around George Street, which runs from west to east through the centre of this map.
Princes Street to Queen Street - with some house numbers
Princes Street to Queen Street - showing EPS Meeting Rooms
www.edinphoto.org.uk /2/2_princes_street_studios.htm   (145 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Mall pall as Princes Street falls behind Braehead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The new research, by property consultants GVA Grimley, show Princes Street is now languishing in third place in Scotland in the battle to command the priciest rents.
Princes Street was already smarting after losing its crown as Scotland's most expensive shopping location in 2003 to Buchanan Street.
But while losing out to a street in a bigger city was a blow to the capital's pride, being pushed into third place by an out-of-town centre is altogether more serious.
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=2168162005   (766 words)

To the south the view is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcanic crag, and the long sweep of Old Town trailing after it along the ridge.
One end is closed by the castle and the main street (the Royal Mile) leads away from it; minor streets (called closes or wynds) bud off the main spine in a herringbone pattern.
The New Town north of the gardens and Prince's Street, was begun in the latter 18th century; it has grown greatly since then, but to this day it remains a very fine example of Georgian town-planning and architecture.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edinburgh.html   (1291 words)

 Indymedia Scotland: Carnival takes over Edinburgh city centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The rose street "mini-riot" was an inspiring place to be, to see all types of people, youths, anarchists, left wingers, anti-capitalists, some hippie type people some homeless people and even your average joe, together as one mass, differences put aside to fight against the thugs of the ruling class.
At the east end of princes street, directly outside Jenners, They charged at least three times, with batons unleashed on the final one, and while this had been happening they boxed us all in with lines of riot police.
We were greeted with the sight of the central part of princes street, from Jenners in the East to Frederick Street to the west, totally blocked up with literally hundreds of riot police standing in lines along it.
scotland.indymedia.org /newswire/display/1832   (1843 words)

 Princes Street.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The unobstructed views across to the Castle and the Old Town were probably the main reason for the failure of this plan and nowadays Princes Street is recognised as one of the most beautiful streets in the world.
This fame is almost entirely due to the South side of the street, the North side is unfortunately a rather strange mixture of architectural styles where very few of the original buildings remain, most having been replaced by featureless (or downright ugly) department stores.
The working entrance is up West Register Street at the left of the building and it is well worth a slight detour up there to visit the Cafe Royal, this pub is justly famous for the series of Doulton tiles on its walls which were originally made for the Edinburgh International Exhibition of 1886.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~ccameron/guide/princes.html   (377 words)

 Princes Street, Malcolm Fraser Architects, Princes St Edinburgh, Cockburn Association
The Edinburgh City Centre Management Company generated a considerable debate in 2001 when it suggested that large parts of Princes Street should be considered for redevelopment.
Within many of these super-sites a mall can be introduced resembling that at Princes Square in Glasgow, while the value and accessibility of these malls can be increased by extending them through to Rose Street”.
George Street was traditionally associated with offices but has now ditched this image and is now attracting increasing numbers of upmarket retailers.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /mfa_princes_st.htm   (1057 words)

 LondonTown.com | Princes Street Guide | Princes Street London, EC2R, England, UK | London Streets by Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Princes Street is located in the City and County of the City of London
The nearest underground station to Princes Street is 'Bank ' which is about 2 minutes to the South.
Located in the hub of the city at 34 Threadneedle Street, offers to the city clientele a luxurious and spacious environment in which to dine, drink and relax.
www.londontown.com /LondonStreets/princes_street_101.html   (1203 words)

 Our School: Buildings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
You also have easy access to the facilities of the University of Auckland, which is centred on Princes Street, opposite our school.
27 Princes Street houses the main reception, administration staff and 2 classrooms, and is the place to go when you arrive on your first day.
Right outside the door of Chancery Chambers are the lively High Street and Chancery shopping areas, home to many of Auckland's designer fashion boutiques, bars and cafés, and the 5-star Ascott Metropolis Hotel.
www.langsint.co.nz /our_school/buildings.htm   (304 words)

 Princes Street Roadworks Timetable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Waiting restrictions altered with loading prohibited on the south-east side near its junction with Princes Street.
The junction with Princes Street will be closed and the pavement extended.
The junctions with Frederick Street and South St David Street closed to allow the north pavement to continue along Princes Street.
www.edinburgh.gov.uk /CETM/Timetable/PrincesSt/princesst.html   (230 words)

 Princes Street Hotel - Hotels - compare prices, reviews and buy at NexTag - Price - Review
The 18th Century Prince Conti Hotel sits in the heart of the French Quarter and is just steps from Bourbon Street...
A refurbished building from 18th century, Prince William is located in central London, close to the famous Hide Park, Oxford Street...
Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, Holyrood Palace and other local attractions are all within walking distance.
www.nextag.com /goto.jsp?p=169&search=princes+street+hotel&node=2703100   (404 words)

 Princes Street East Backpackers - Edinburgh, Scotland - Hostel Review
Princes Street East caters mainly for independent, international backpackers between the ages of eighteen and thirty.
Princes Street East Backpackers exemplifies the type of backpackers for those who wouldn’t dare stay in one due to images of dark halls filled with drug addicts and unsanitary living conditions.
Having said that, Princes Street Backpackers definitely has an appeal to those who are looking for a cheap night in an out-of-the-ordinary place in a convenient location.
www.hostelz.com /hostel/717-Princes-Street-East-Backpackers   (1308 words)

 AUCKLAND - PRINCES STREET AREA Photo Gallery by Sydney Struwig at pbase.com
AUCKLAND - PRINCES STREET AREA Photo Gallery by Sydney Struwig at pbase.com
Princes Street is one of Auckland's oldest streets - dating back to 1840.
It is a magnificent Street and the surrounding area is full of history.
www.pbase.com /enigma35/aucklands_princes_street_area   (139 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh - No sign of advertising being hung out over Princes Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ADVERTISING on scaffolding overlooking Princes Street has been effectively outlawed after plans for a giant banner covering part of the Capital's most famous view were scrapped.
But it was blocked over fears that it would lead to a flood of similar adverts springing up on streets overlooking Princes Street, and even on scaffolding at the Castle Esplanade.
The whole committee is still very much in favour of this trial as the principle of using 1:1 drawings to cover scaffolding and allowing advertising can help pay for very expensive work in historic parts of the city, which is undoubtedly a good thing.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /edinburgh.cfm?id=2222362005   (648 words)

 LondonTown.com | John Princes Street Guide | John Princes Street London, W1G, England, UK | London Streets by Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The nearest underground station to John Princes Street is 'Oxford Circus ' which is about 2 minutes to the East.
A haven of serenity in the midst of Bond Street’s commotion, this hotel is a convenient foundation from which to explore London’s best attractions.
Goodge Street tube, 75 Tottenham Court Road, (15 mins to the North East)
www.londontown.com /LondonStreets/john_princes_street_b8f.html   (1311 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Edinburgh - Vow to fight Princes Street tanning salon
The Noble Organisation plans to transform part of the three-storey A-listed building at the West End of Princes Street into a gaming centre complete with fruit machines and prize bingo on the ground floor and basement.
"Princes Street has the finest setting of any major shopping street in any capital city in Europe and the stature and health of the street as a shopping destination is already in serious decline.
Streets in Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester can command higher rents, according to figures.
news.scotsman.com /edinburgh.cfm?id=1273032004   (815 words)

 The scene on Princes Street from Guardian Unlimited: Newsblog
Whether they've opted to stay in Edinburgh by choice, or have failed to get on a coach to Gleneagles, a couple of hundred protesters are currently attempting to march down Princes Street.
Vanloads of riot police are bringing up the rear, and several mounted officers are stationed in front of the National Galleries, on whose steps a crowd of onlookers has gathered.
Further up Princes Street, a convoy of coaches bound for Gleneagles was being held up by police until a few moments ago.
blogs.guardian.co.uk /news/archives/2005/07/06/the_scene_on_princes_street.html   (479 words)

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