Edinburgh

Parks in Edinburgh

Princes Street Gardens

Situated in the city centre between the Royal Mile and Princes Street, these gardens now occupy the site that was formerly the Nor' loch. They are divided into two gardens separated by the Mound. Within the East Garden is the famous Scott Monument and statues of explorer David Livingstone, publisher Adam Black and Professor John Wilson. The West Garden has the Scottish American War Memorial, the Ross Fountain and Bandstand, and the floral clock, and statues of poet Allan Ramsay, reformer Thomas Guthrie and pioneer James Young Simpson. The Ross Bandstand hosts many concerts and events during the Festival and Hogmanay.

 

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park is in the heart of the city next to Holyrood Palace. With Arthur's Seat, St Margaret’s Well, the ruin of St Anthony’s Chapel and the remains of several medieval structures, this park has plenty of history to explore.

 

The Meadows

A large park in the south side of the city which is host to many events and fairs during the festival period.

 

Inverleith Park

Large park in the north of Edinburgh with duck pond and childrens area.