Best green in Edinburgh

Check out the top green in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
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0131 552 7171
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Rose
Absolutely beautifully landscaped extensive gardens showing a range of plants and trees from around the world…
Susan
Close to the Flat are the peaceful Botanical gardens, there are no dogs or cyclists so carefree wandering amon…
Ian
We head here regularly for a green fix! The Botanics is fairly large, it has fantastic glass houses full of o…
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 552 7171
Rose
Rose
Absolutely beautifully landscaped extensive gardens showing a range of plants and trees from around the world. Plenty of useful facilities, …
Susan
Susan
Close to the Flat are the peaceful Botanical gardens, there are no dogs or cyclists so carefree wandering amongst a fabulous green space. T…
Ian
Ian
We head here regularly for a green fix! The Botanics is fairly large, it has fantastic glass houses full of orchids, palms and other exotic…
2. Holyrood Park

2. Holyrood Park

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64 local reviews
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Kate
Huge green space ideal for walking, running, cycling, picnics or flying a kite!
Dani
Enjoy a wander through the greenery in the shadow of our impressive, beautiful mountain.
Richard
Edinburgh's Royal park - great for hanging out in the sun or a nice walk up the Crag's. Full of cyclists, runn…
2. Holyrood Park

2. Holyrood Park

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64 local reviews
Kate
Kate
Huge green space ideal for walking, running, cycling, picnics or flying a kite!
Dani
Dani
Enjoy a wander through the greenery in the shadow of our impressive, beautiful mountain.
Richard
Richard
Edinburgh's Royal park - great for hanging out in the sun or a nice walk up the Crag's. Full of cyclists, runners and families enjoying the …
3. Arthur's Seat

3. Arthur's Seat

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436 local reviews
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
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R
It's a good place to go for some greenery and to get good views of the city. 25 minutes walking distance from …
Carrie
You've not visited Edinburgh without at least a stroll around the majestic Arthur's Seat - a volcano in the ci…
Chris
Fancy stretching your legs?! Then get yourself up Arthur's Seat! Fantastic views of Edinburgh. A beautiful gre…
3. Arthur's Seat

3. Arthur's Seat

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436 local reviews
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
R
R
It's a good place to go for some greenery and to get good views of the city. 25 minutes walking distance from the flat.
Carrie
Carrie
You've not visited Edinburgh without at least a stroll around the majestic Arthur's Seat - a volcano in the city! Green, lush all the time. …
Chris
Chris
Fancy stretching your legs?! Then get yourself up Arthur's Seat! Fantastic views of Edinburgh. A beautiful green space in the heart of Auld …
4. The Meadows

4. The Meadows

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154 local reviews
Bruntsfield Links, Scotland, Edinburgh
0131 529 5151
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Lynn
A beautiful, tranquil and relaxing green prairie that's popular with local and visitors alike. A place to med…
Anthony and Caroline
This is the closest open green space to the flat. Good for picnics, a shortcut to the city centre, and for obs…
Tommy
The place is great to hang out after a tiring day, or just to meet up with friends and sit on the grass. Known…
4. The Meadows

4. The Meadows

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154 local reviews
Bruntsfield Links, Scotland, Edinburgh
0131 529 5151
Lynn
Lynn
A beautiful, tranquil and relaxing green prairie that's popular with local and visitors alike. A place to meditate, play footie or volleyba…
Anthony and Caroline
Anthony and Caroline
This is the closest open green space to the flat. Good for picnics, a shortcut to the city centre, and for observing flocks of itinerant stu…
Tommy
Tommy
The place is great to hang out after a tiring day, or just to meet up with friends and sit on the grass. Known to host some sporting events …
5. Leith Links

5. Leith Links

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27 local reviews
Leith Links, Scotland, Edinburgh
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debbie
Giant urban park with lots of open green spaces and jogging trails.
Grant
46 Acres of Free Public Park with large kids play area, cycle paths, tennis courts, bowling greens, football a…
Grainne
A nice green area close to the property for stretching the legs and taking in some fresh air!
5. Leith Links

5. Leith Links

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27 local reviews
Leith Links, Scotland, Edinburgh
debbie
debbie
Giant urban park with lots of open green spaces and jogging trails.
Grant
Grant
46 Acres of Free Public Park with large kids play area, cycle paths, tennis courts, bowling greens, football and cricket pitches and places …
Grainne
Grainne
A nice green area close to the property for stretching the legs and taking in some fresh air!
6. Tattie Shaws

6. Tattie Shaws

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16 local reviews
35 Elm Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 557 6720
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Michael
Great little greengrocer for all your fruit and veg needs.
Carrie
Little independent green grocer - one of only a few left, just 10 min up the walk from the flat. Fresh, local …
Tim
Traditional greengrocer offering the best local and international produce at great prices.
6. Tattie Shaws

6. Tattie Shaws

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16 local reviews
35 Elm Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 557 6720
Michael
Michael
Great little greengrocer for all your fruit and veg needs.
Carrie
Carrie
Little independent green grocer - one of only a few left, just 10 min up the walk from the flat. Fresh, local fruit & veg - super chat from …
Tim
Tim
Traditional greengrocer offering the best local and international produce at great prices.
7. Princes Street Gardens

7. Princes Street Gardens

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84 local reviews
Princes Street, Scotland, Edinburgh
Open now
0131 332 2368
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Al
A valley of green in the middle of a capital city, with Princes Street to one side, and the Castle towering ab…
Michelle
Princes Street Gardens is a lovely area within the heart of the City Centre. Nestled within the old and new t…
Grant
Princes Street Gardens provide a green space in the city centre. IN good weather the locals and tourists cong…
7. Princes Street Gardens

7. Princes Street Gardens

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84 local reviews
Princes Street, Scotland, Edinburgh
Open now
0131 332 2368
Al
Al
A valley of green in the middle of a capital city, with Princes Street to one side, and the Castle towering above. If you're there at 1 o'cl…
Michelle
Michelle
Princes Street Gardens is a lovely area within the heart of the City Centre. Nestled within the old and new town of Edinburgh this pretty p…
Grant
Grant
Princes Street Gardens provide a green space in the city centre. IN good weather the locals and tourists congregate here to sit and enjoy t…
8. Inverleith Park

8. Inverleith Park

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55 local reviews
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
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William
Open green space.. it's a short walk from the flat and is surrounded by lovely architecture.
Sarah
Huge green space in centre of Edinburgh. Walk through town and Stockbridge to get here then continue through t…
Elaine
Great wide open space with a reed bed duck pond and play area.
8. Inverleith Park

8. Inverleith Park

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55 local reviews
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
William
William
Open green space.. it's a short walk from the flat and is surrounded by lovely architecture.
Sarah
Sarah
Huge green space in centre of Edinburgh. Walk through town and Stockbridge to get here then continue through to the Botanical Gardens. Histo…
Elaine
Elaine
Great wide open space with a reed bed duck pond and play area.
9. Calton Hill

9. Calton Hill

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211 local reviews
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
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Dorothy
Its a lovely green space with beautiful views over the city.
Geoffrey
Green park/hill area with lots of nice walking options and a beautiful view over Edinburgh!
Andrew
Climb the steps from Waterloo Place at the east end of Princes Street to this monument-covered hill for panora…
9. Calton Hill

9. Calton Hill

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211 local reviews
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Dorothy
Dorothy
Its a lovely green space with beautiful views over the city.
Geoffrey
Geoffrey
Green park/hill area with lots of nice walking options and a beautiful view over Edinburgh!
Andrew
Andrew
Climb the steps from Waterloo Place at the east end of Princes Street to this monument-covered hill for panoramic views of the city and beyo…
10. Water of Leith

10. Water of Leith

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35 local reviews
Water of Leith
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Tony
Edinburgh's "silver thread in a ribbon of green", the Water of Leith starts at the Shore area and runs right t…
Amanda
'a silver thread in a ribbon of green' Good to walk/take bikes if you wanted to cycle along this route Leith t…
Bernadetta
I like to walk along the river...
10. Water of Leith

10. Water of Leith

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35 local reviews
Water of Leith
Tony
Tony
Edinburgh's "silver thread in a ribbon of green", the Water of Leith starts at the Shore area and runs right through the city, some 13 miles…
Amanda
Amanda
'a silver thread in a ribbon of green' Good to walk/take bikes if you wanted to cycle along this route Leith to Balerno. Start at the Union …
Bernadetta
Bernadetta
I like to walk along the river...
11. Pilrig Park

11. Pilrig Park

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13 local reviews
Pilrig Park, Edinburgh
0131 529 5050
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Duncan and Polly
A nearby green space with a kids playpark in the Pilrig Street corner.
Juliaana
Just green place, very close to the flat. Less than 5 minutes walk. Good for jogging, walk, or relaxing on t…
Paul
Pilrig Park is a large Public Park containing Swings and lots to do for kids! As soon as the sun is out Pilrig…
11. Pilrig Park

11. Pilrig Park

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13 local reviews
Pilrig Park, Edinburgh
0131 529 5050
Duncan and Polly
Duncan and Polly
A nearby green space with a kids playpark in the Pilrig Street corner.
Juliaana
Juliaana
Just green place, very close to the flat. Less than 5 minutes walk. Good for jogging, walk, or relaxing on the grass :)
Paul
Paul
Pilrig Park is a large Public Park containing Swings and lots to do for kids! As soon as the sun is out Pilrig Park becomes popular with loc…
12. Bruntsfield

12. Bruntsfield

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8 local reviews
Bruntsfield, Edinburgh
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Fiona
Great area for bars, cafes, restaurants. Also green spaces. And 20mins walk to Princes Street
Arran
Just 20 minutes walk from Princes Street lie the tall, Victorian sandstone tenements of Bruntsfield. This busy…
Fiona
Great area for bars, cafes, restaurants. Also green spaces. And 20mins walk to Princes Street
12. Bruntsfield

12. Bruntsfield

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8 local reviews
Bruntsfield, Edinburgh
Fiona
Fiona
Great area for bars, cafes, restaurants. Also green spaces. And 20mins walk to Princes Street
Arran
Arran
Just 20 minutes walk from Princes Street lie the tall, Victorian sandstone tenements of Bruntsfield. This busy district's many delis, wine m…
Fiona
Fiona
Great area for bars, cafes, restaurants. Also green spaces. And 20mins walk to Princes Street