Parks

Leith Links

This former golf course, or links, was considered in the 17th and 18th centuries as Edinburgh's best course and was in use for golf as early as mid-16 century.

Scotland Yard Park

Quiet, leafy, residential park in New Town area and near Broughton.

Cramond Beach

Popular sandy beach to the North East of the city. Well connected by bike paths. When the tide is out you can walk to Cramond Island.

Blackford Hill

Blackford Hill is one of Edinburgh's "seven hills," situated 2 miles to the South of the city centre. Near the top of the 164m (539 ft) hill you can see the green…

Longniddry Beach

Long sandy and rocky beach near the small town of Longniddry just South East of Edinburgh. Popular with walkers, windsurfers and canoeists. Close to nature reserves with birds…

Craiglockhart Hill

Craiglockhart Hill is really two hills, Wester Craig and Easter Craig, situated to the South of Edinburgh, in the residential areas of Braidburn and Craiglockhart.

King George V Park

Quiet, leafy park in Edinburgh New Town, near Canonmills. Accessed off Eyre Place. Popular with local dog walkers.

Johnstone Terrace Garden

Johnston Terrace Garden is tucked away at the top of the Patrick Geddes steps which run between Johnston Terrance and the Grassmarket, just 50 m from…

The Meadows

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

Gullane Bents

Probably the most spectacular beach in East Lothian, Gullane is a long, sandy beach with an extensive, dune system covered in grass and buckthorn bush, within which you can…

Braid Hills

The Braid Hills are a pair of small hills 206m (675 ft) and 166m (546 ft) in the south of the city, between Morningside and Liberton residential areas, that form a part of th…

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens is a great swathe of greenspace that runs along the length of Princes Street in Central Edinburgh. The gardens, situated directly under…