City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland Yard Park


Scotland Yard
Edinburgh Area: 
New Town, Edinburgh

Quiet, leafy, residential park in New Town area and near Broughton. Situated at the foot of Scotland Street, off Eyre Place, and joined to King George V Park (the two parks are essentially one). Two swing parks for children, one with a large slide, and good basketball court.

Scotland Yard was originally a station, and train goods yard. The old railway tunnel through which trains ran to the city centre is now bricked up and apparently used for storage. However, a second tunnel, the Rodney Street tunnel, heading North to Leith, officially re-opened in July 2009, extending the off-road pedestrian-cycleway network along the former railway line. Leith shore is but a 10 minute cycle ride away.

During the Edinburgh Fringe 2010, Grid Iron Theatre Co. and the Traverse are putting on an in situ, rites of passage drama Decky Does a Bronco in the children's playground at Scotland Yard.

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