City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Outdoor


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Photo Edinburgh Venuesort icon Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Longniddry Beach Long sandy and rocky beach near the small town of Longniddry just South East of Edinburgh. Popular with walkers, windsurfers and canoeists. Close to nature reserves with birds feeding at low tide. 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
North Bridge North Bridge is one of Edinburgh's main bridges connecting the New Town at its North end and the Old Town to the South. Outdoor
St. Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Parliament Square Situated in the heart of the Old Town this is the famous large open, cobbled square on the Royal Mile. Outdoor
Dusk in the Pentlands
Pentland Hills Regional Park The 11 mile by 6 mile Pentland Hills Regional Park, established on 22 October 1984, stretches from the City Bypass in the North (the southernwest reaches of Edinburgh), to the Borders Region in the Outdoor
Pilrig Park A good-sized green space owned by the city of Edinburgh since 1920. The public park has two play areas, allotments, community forestry, and football pitch. Outdoor
Portobello Beach in July
Portobello Beach & Promenade One of the chief attractions of Portobello, to the East of Edinburgh City Centre, is the sea and a wide sandy beach - with a long, classic Victorian promenade and old-world waterfront that harks back Outdoor
Princes Street Gardens Princes Street Gardens is a great swathe of greenspace that runs along the length of Princes Street in Central Edinburgh. The gardens, situated directly under Edinburgh Castle, in what was formerly... Outdoor
Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
RGBE - Off Inverleith House Lawn A central spot in the 70-acre Royal Botanic Garden. The lawn is in front of the terrace cafe, and Inverleith House. Two famous art commissions are installed near the lawn: eco-artist Andy Goldworthy'... Outdoor
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - West Gate West Gate of the 70-acre Edinburgh landscaped garden and site for a bonkers bicycle version of A Midsummer's Night Dream during Fringe 2017. Outdoor 380
Royal Observatory The main astronomy observatory, in the South of Edinburgh, distinguished by its distinctive copper domes atop Blackford Hill. Outdoor
Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard Park Quiet, leafy, residential park in New Town area and near Broughton. Outdoor
Scottish Seabird Centre Modern wildlife observation and educational building on a rocky outcrop overlooking the windswept, sandy beaches of North Berwick. The charity has interactive cameras, boat trips to nearby island... Outdoor
Seton Sands A windswept sandy beach just off the main road (B1348) to the South East of Edinburgh and downstream from Cockenzie power station. Outdoor
South Bridge South Bridge is one of Edinburgh's main bridges connecting the High Street in the North with Chambers Street/Infirmary Street in the South. Outdoor
St. Andrew Square Gardens
St Andrew Square St Andrew Square is one of the most prestigious locations in Edinburgh New Town. Outdoor
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
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
The Mound
The Mound The Mound is the steep hill that connects the Edinburgh New Town and Old Town in 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