Parks

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…

Edinburgh Castle Gardens

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

Little France Park

Little France Park has been dubbed Edinburgh's "biggest new park in a generation", turning previo

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…

Isle of May

The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is a long rocky island with sheer cliffs and caves at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. It is home to thousands of grey seals, the fourth…

Pentland Hills Regional Park

The 11 mile by 6 mile Pentland Hills Regional Park, established on 22 October 1984, stretches from the City Bypass in the North (the southernwest reaches of Edinburgh), to the…

Levenhall Links

Levenhall Links is a coastal, industrial, and recreational area at Musselburgh, near Musselburgh Racecourse, Morrison's Haven and Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum.

Fisherrow Links

Just down coast from Edinburgh, East Lothian's Fisherrow links has a nine hole pitch and putt course, 'pay as you play' bowling greens and tennis courts.

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.

Limekilns Beach

Small village beach on the North side of the Firth of Forth.

George V Park in Currie

Park in Edinburgh's south west divided by Lanark Road. There's a fenced court for ball games including football and basketball.