on March 15, 2006
The Princess Garden's are a majestic sight to see. However, they weren't always that way. When Edinburgh Castle was built, the Princess Garden's were its moat, it was a murky source of water that smelled horrendous due to the years of waste that had been dumped into it by citizens living off of the Royal Mile. When the moat was drained it is rumored that there were six thousand bodies found, this of course, was due to the hundreds of years of war. After the moat was drained, city officials set out to make it a great garden, a place of peace in which families, lovers, and children were able to play and relax. Take a good book, and enjoy the gardens for a few hours, then head up for shopping, or a pint.
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