Parks

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park is a windswept, hilly public park that encompasses a five-mile radius of land in central Edinburgh.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Scotland's answer to Kew gardens, Edinburgh's botanical gardens are a great place to learn about trees, ferns, plants, and flora from around the world, and perfect to wile away…

Calton Hill

Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.

East Princes Street Gardens

Although fenced off with Edinburgh's characteristic black, wrought iron railings, The Gardens are open to the public and easily accessed at various gates along Princes Street…

West Princes Street Gardens

Large, much-loved green space at the foot of Edinburgh Castle in the New Town.

Inverleith Park

Inverleith Park is a major public park, managed by the City of Edinburgh, a little North from the city centre.

The Meadows

The Meadows is a large expanse of common, greenspace to the South of Edinburgh Old Town adjoining the main Edinburgh University area.

Saughton Park

Public park run by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Cammo Estate Park

An 85 acre public park run by the City of Edinburgh council on the North West edge of Edinburgh.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens is the great swathe of greenspace that runs along the length of Princes Street in the city centre under Edinburgh Castle.

Water of Leith

The Water of Leith is perhaps more a green corridor than a park, although it is designated an Urban Wildlife Site. The waterway snakes through the city from the foot of the…

Union Canal

The 19th century Union Canal is not a park in the typical sense but, like the Water of Leith, it provides a strip of blue and green through Edinburgh from Lochrin Basin in…