City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Outdoor


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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Calton Hill Sun Rise
Calton Hill Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. Outdoor
West Princes Street Gardens in Summer
West Princes Street Gardens West Princes Street Gardens is the larger of the two tracts of green space (the other being East Princes Street Gardens) that run parallel to Princes Street in the heart of the city. The gardens were... Outdoor
E Princes St Garden Wide
East Princes Street Gardens Although fenced off with Edinburgh's characteristic black, wrought iron railings, The Gardens are open to the public and easily accessed at various gates along Princes Street and other points. Outdoor
Floral Clock Gardener
Floral Clock If you are walking uptown in Edinburgh, chances are you will pass by the floral clock in West Princes Street Garden. Outdoor
Charlotte Square Gardens
Charlotte Square Gardens This pleasent, leafy green space located at the heart of the historic New Town is an oasis of tranquility. Outdoor
Inverleith Park Reed Beds
Inverleith Park Inverleith Park is a major public park, managed by the City of Edinburgh, a little North from the city centre. Outdoor
Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), located in Edinburgh's Inverleith area, is often dubbed Scotland's answer to Kew gardens. It is not only a place to learn about trees, ferns, plants, and... Outdoor
The Mound
The Mound The Mound is the steep hill that connects the Edinburgh New Town and Old Town in the city centre. Outdoor
Holyrood Park - looking down from Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park Holyrood Park is a windswept, hilly public park, but a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Old Town. The park encompasses a five-mile radius of land and has probably been a Royal Park since the 12th... Outdoor
St. Andrew Square Gardens
St Andrew Square St Andrew Square is one of the most prestigious locations in Edinburgh New Town. Outdoor
Winter Wonderland ice rink
Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink Edinburgh's Ice Rink (aka Winter Wonderland) is a temporary, outdoor ice rink set up in East Princes Street Gardens, during the course of Edinburgh's Christmas festivities. Situated under the Big... Outdoor
The Meadows
The Meadows The Meadows is a large expanse of common, greenspace to the South of Edinburgh Old Town, adjoining the main Edinburgh University area. Outdoor
Castle Garden view North
Edinburgh Castle Gardens The Castle Gardens are on a steep hill directly under Edinburgh Castle to the South of the West Princes Street Garden. It is bounded by the railway line in the North and The Mound to the East. Outdoor
Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard Park Quiet, leafy, residential park in New Town area and near Broughton. Outdoor
King George V Park
King George V Park Quiet, leafy park in Edinburgh New Town, near Canonmills. Accessed off Eyre Place. Popular with local dog walkers. Outdoor
Festival Square in August during EIFF 2007
Festival Square Large classic town square has the kind of space that you might expect of an italian plaza. Outdoor 414
Edinburgh City Chambers
Stone of Remembrance The Stone of Remembrance is a war memorial at the entrance to City Chambers. It is a light-coloured block, with the words on it "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE." Outdoor
EIFF: Film Festival Under the Stars
Mound Precinct The Mound precinct is a public space by the National Galleries on Princes Street that is frequently used by buskers, street performers and for other outdoor events. In August, the free entertainment... Outdoor 55
Isle of May
Isle of May The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is a long rocky island with sheer cliffs and caves at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. It is home to thousands of grey seals, the fourth largest breeding group... Outdoor
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, and South of Duddingston Village. Outdoor