Edinburgh Parks and Gardens

It is as important to visit Edinburgh’s parks, gardens and green spaces as it is to visit the city’s museums and monuments. By exploring these open spaces, visitors will see how the locals enjoy their free time, and rest before discovering another attraction or museum.

Parks and gardens

Calton Hill

Located on the east part of the New Town, at the end of Princes Street, Calton Hill offers stunning panoramic views of Edinburgh.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens is the most important public park in the heart of Edinburgh. Created in the 1820s after draining the Nor Loch.

Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is made up of over 70 acres of grounds and it is presently one of the most visited attractions in the city.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park is the largest green space in Edinburgh with 650 acres. The park houses hills, lochs, cliffs and plains.

Water of Leith

Water of Leith Walkway is a 15 km footpath that runs besides the Water of Leith, the most important river of Edinburgh