Parks

Calton Hill

Acropolis on 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.

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…

Cammo Estate Park

The Cammo Estate is an 85 acre public park run by the City of Edinburgh council. It's a quiet spot with meadows, dykes, and mature, open woodland, situated in the Barnton area…

Inverleith Park

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

The Royal Botanic Garden

Christmas at the Botanics - the Dripping Tree

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…

Edinburgh Castle Gardens

The Castle Gardens are on a steep hill directly under Edinburgh Castle to the South of the…

Holyrood Park

Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park

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

Little France Park

Little France Park has been dubbed Edinburgh's "biggest new park in a generation", turning previously undeveloped, low-quality arable gra

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…

Burntisland Pettycur Bay

One of the beaches near the seaside towns of Burntisland and Kinghorn. Found across the Firth of Forth in Fife it is a small, sheltered, sandy bay backed by sand dunes.

Pilrig Park

A good-sized green space owned by the city of Edinburgh since 1920. The public park has two play areas, allotments, community forestry, and football pitch.

Portobello Beach & Promenade

One of the chief attractions of Portobello, to the East of Edinburgh City Centre, is the sea and a wide sandy beach - with a long, classic Victorian promenade and old-world…