Princes Street has changed a lot down the years.
Princes Street has changed a lot down the years.

13 pictures of Edinburgh's bustling Princes Street through the years

Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh – and it has a long and fascinating history.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:53 pm

Built in the late 18th century during the reign of King George III, Princes Street was part of the new section of Edinburgh and was named for the King's sons after its original name – St Giles Street – was rejected.

Today, it is the main shopping street in the Capital.

These pictures show just how much the Capital's most famous street has changed through the years.

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