Parks

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…

Corstorphine Hill

Corstorphine Hill is a public park and nature reserve to the West of Edinburgh, on the road to Glasgow. It's often considered one of Edinburgh's "Seven Hills".

Belhaven Beach

Long, curving, sandy beach popular with surfers and walkers.

Bawsinch and Duddingston Nature Reserve

Bawsinch and Duddingston Loch is a nature reserve situated three kilometres from the centre of Edinburgh, at the southern end of Holyrood Park…

Seton Sands

A windswept sandy beach just off the main road (B1348) to the South East of Edinburgh and downstream from Cockenzie power station.

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…