Edinburgh's Green Spaces


Despite its diminutive size, Edinburgh is blessed with a surprising number of green spaces, offering visitors the opportunity to take a tranquil break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Whether your preference is to follow in the footsteps of monarchs in the beautiful manicured gardens in the grounds of Holyrood Palace, or to hike through the rugged, untamed landscapes of Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill where inspiring views of the city await, it’s easy to escape the city for a period of serenity and me-time.

Jupiter Artland

Craiglockhart Hill

Corstorphine Hill

Dunbar's Close Gardens

Lauriston Castle

Duddingston Loch & Garden

Dirleton Castle & Gardens

Dr Neils Garden

Craigmillar Castle

Ashley Terrace Boathouse

Star Gaze at the Royal Observatory

Walk up Blackford hill

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage

Have a picnic in the secret gardens

Secret Herb Garden

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Walk up the Canongate to Hollyrood Palace

Spend time in Stockbridge the city’s gastronomic urban village.

Shop, eat and enjoy the gardens in Princes Street

North Berwick Law

Harlaw and Thriepmuir Reservoirs

Dalkeith Country Park

Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat

Take a stroll around the Meadows

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