Best parks in Edinburgh

Check out the top parks in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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327 local reviews
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
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Tanya
Stunning park - so much to do indoors and outdoors, good for families. A lovely gallery space too and a nice, …
Jamie & Laura
This beautiful park is free to enter and has a wonderful selection of things to do inside. There is the glass …
Christine And Neil
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century and has been a centre for the study …
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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327 local reviews
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
Tanya
Tanya
Stunning park - so much to do indoors and outdoors, good for families. A lovely gallery space too and a nice, inexpensive place for lunch. …
Jamie & Laura
Jamie & Laura
This beautiful park is free to enter and has a wonderful selection of things to do inside. There is the glass house and Chinese water garden…
Christine And Neil
Christine And Neil
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century and has been a centre for the study of plants for more than 300 ye…
2. Cineworld Cinema
2. Cineworld Cinema
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17 local reviews
130/3 Dundee St, Edinburgh
+44 330 333 4444
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Neal
Just around the corner, Cineworld is in the Fountain Park complex, great for a rainy evening.
Aileen
Just around the corner, Cineworld is in the Fountain Park complex, great for a rainy evening.
Ollie
Good cinema, 2 minutes walk away with iMax!
2. Cineworld Cinema
2. Cineworld Cinema
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17 local reviews
130/3 Dundee St, Edinburgh
+44 330 333 4444
Neal
Neal
Just around the corner, Cineworld is in the Fountain Park complex, great for a rainy evening.
Aileen
Aileen
Just around the corner, Cineworld is in the Fountain Park complex, great for a rainy evening.
Ollie
Ollie
Good cinema, 2 minutes walk away with iMax!
3. Söderberg The Meadows
3. Söderberg The Meadows
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37 local reviews
27 Simpson Loan, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 7:30 AM
+44 131 228 5876
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Suzanne
Swedish bakery and cafe situated right in the middle of the Meadows park. It's my favourite place to sit and w…
Jenny
Beautiful Swedish bakery with delicious brunch or lunchtime food and good coffee. Adjacent to the beautiful Th…
Graeme
Brilliant Scandinavian Bakery - and right next to the meadows to walk off those pastries and enjoy the beauty …
3. Söderberg The Meadows
3. Söderberg The Meadows
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37 local reviews
27 Simpson Loan, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 7:30 AM
+44 131 228 5876
Suzanne
Suzanne
Swedish bakery and cafe situated right in the middle of the Meadows park. It's my favourite place to sit and watch the world go by. This par…
Jenny
Jenny
Beautiful Swedish bakery with delicious brunch or lunchtime food and good coffee. Adjacent to the beautiful The Meadows park and a great sto…
Graeme
Graeme
Brilliant Scandinavian Bakery - and right next to the meadows to walk off those pastries and enjoy the beauty of the park!
4. Holyrood Park
4. Holyrood Park
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68 local reviews
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Rafael
At 820 ft, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the 640-acre Holyrood Park. The spectacular sightseeing views…
Graeme
At 820 ft, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the 640-acre Holyrood Park. The spectacular sightseeing views…
Vicki
If you are a lover of nature and hiking, then you should definitely go to Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat. You…
4. Holyrood Park
4. Holyrood Park
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68 local reviews
Rafael
Rafael
At 820 ft, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the 640-acre Holyrood Park. The spectacular sightseeing views from the top encompass the wh…
Graeme
Graeme
At 820 ft, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the 640-acre Holyrood Park. The spectacular sightseeing views from the top encompass the wh…
Vicki
Vicki
If you are a lover of nature and hiking, then you should definitely go to Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat. You will enjoy stunning views onc…
5. Palace of Holyroodhouse
5. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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175 local reviews
Canongate, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 9:30 AM
+44 303 123 7306
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Jamie & Laura
This is Her Majesty the Queen's Royal residence when she visits Edinburgh and the Queens park or Arthurs Seat …
Rhona
The Queen's Home when she is in Edinburgh, sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile, you can also go into Holyrood…
Jennie
The Queen's residence in Edinburgh. You can tour the palace and walk through the nearby Queen's Park, climb a…
5. Palace of Holyroodhouse
5. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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175 local reviews
Canongate, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 9:30 AM
+44 303 123 7306
Jamie & Laura
Jamie & Laura
This is Her Majesty the Queen's Royal residence when she visits Edinburgh and the Queens park or Arthurs Seat is situated towering above it…
Rhona
Rhona
The Queen's Home when she is in Edinburgh, sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile, you can also go into Holyrood Park and climb Arthur's Seat …
Jennie
Jennie
The Queen's residence in Edinburgh. You can tour the palace and walk through the nearby Queen's Park, climb a volcano (Arthur's Seat)!
6. Victoria Bar
6. Victoria Bar
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43 local reviews
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+44 131 555 1638
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Diego
This is a very nice park with a community feel and it is just at your doorstep. There is a small playground fo…
Brian
A public park on the opposite side of the road, with free tennis courts. The path beside our house goes under …
Natasha
A lovely public park in the Trinity area of Edinburgh . Two good play areas; a small one for toddlers and a la…
6. Victoria Bar
6. Victoria Bar
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43 local reviews
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+44 131 555 1638
Diego
Diego
This is a very nice park with a community feel and it is just at your doorstep. There is a small playground for toddlers and a larger one th…
Brian
Brian
A public park on the opposite side of the road, with free tennis courts. The path beside our house goes under Ferry Road into the park. The …
Natasha
Natasha
A lovely public park in the Trinity area of Edinburgh . Two good play areas; a small one for toddlers and a larger one for the older childre…
7. The Sheep Heid Inn
7. The Sheep Heid Inn
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57 local reviews
43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+44 131 661 7974
BarRestaurantFood
Cecilia And Adam
One of the oldest pubs in Scotland and the oldest licensed premises in Edinburgh, this little staple has reput…
Sarah
One of the oldest pubs in Scotland, in the historic village of Duddingston, with a lovely beer garden and old …
Sam
The oldest pub in Edinburgh. The perfect place to come for a Sunday roast. Situated in the village of Duddings…
7. The Sheep Heid Inn
7. The Sheep Heid Inn
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57 local reviews
43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+44 131 661 7974
Cecilia And Adam
Cecilia And Adam
One of the oldest pubs in Scotland and the oldest licensed premises in Edinburgh, this little staple has reputedly been serving drinks since…
Sarah
Sarah
One of the oldest pubs in Scotland, in the historic village of Duddingston, with a lovely beer garden and old fashioned skittles game room. …
Sam
Sam
The oldest pub in Edinburgh. The perfect place to come for a Sunday roast. Situated in the village of Duddingston, which is in the middle of…
8. Dynamic Earth
8. Dynamic Earth
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66 local reviews
Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 10:00 AM
+44 131 550 7800
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Tara
It’s hard to define Dynamic Earth, an interactive science museum perhaps, either ways the kids will love it. L…
Maya
Dynamic earth a museum that details how the e planet Earth was formed. Its a sort of interactive walking about…
Valerie
Next to the Parliament building do two in one!!
8. Dynamic Earth
8. Dynamic Earth
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66 local reviews
Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 10:00 AM
+44 131 550 7800
Tara
Tara
It’s hard to define Dynamic Earth, an interactive science museum perhaps, either ways the kids will love it. Located in Hollywood Park a vis…
Maya
Maya
Dynamic earth a museum that details how the e planet Earth was formed. Its a sort of interactive walking about i-max experience. Shaking roo…
Valerie
Valerie
Next to the Parliament building do two in one!!
9. The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie
9. The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie
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101 local reviews
22-24 Easter Rd, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 8:00 AM
+44 131 652 2349
BakeryCafeStore
Kasia & Pawel
This is a great bakery and it gets very busy, especially at weekends. The salads are especially worth recommen…
Christine And Neil
The Manna House is celebrating ten years on Easter Road and we do love it. As well as breads, buns and cakes, …
Rachael
Great local bakery serving delicious bread, pastries and beautiful cakes. Coffee & lunches also available.
9. The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie
9. The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie
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101 local reviews
22-24 Easter Rd, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Tue 8:00 AM
+44 131 652 2349
Kasia & Pawel
Kasia & Pawel
This is a great bakery and it gets very busy, especially at weekends. The salads are especially worth recommending- you can get a taster of …
Christine And Neil
Christine And Neil
The Manna House is celebrating ten years on Easter Road and we do love it. As well as breads, buns and cakes, they serve tasty healthy salad…
Rachael
Rachael
Great local bakery serving delicious bread, pastries and beautiful cakes. Coffee & lunches also available.
10. Edinburgh
10. Edinburgh
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18 local reviews
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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Louise
Castle great tourist city to explore numerous tourist attractions... Park and Ride available into city centre…
Paul
You can get everything here, takes about forty five minutes by car to Newcraig hall Park and Ride which takes …
Charlotte
Edinburgh or "Auld Reekie" as the locals call it is only a short trip away and well worth a visit. Fabulous f…
10. Edinburgh
10. Edinburgh
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18 local reviews
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Louise
Louise
Castle great tourist city to explore numerous tourist attractions... Park and Ride available into city centre.
Paul
Paul
You can get everything here, takes about forty five minutes by car to Newcraig hall Park and Ride which takes you right to the centre of Edi…
Charlotte
Charlotte
Edinburgh or "Auld Reekie" as the locals call it is only a short trip away and well worth a visit. Fabulous food, world class galleries and…
11. Vue
11. Vue
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19 local reviews
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Emma
Huge cinema complex with reclining seats as standard in a lot of the screens. Free parking, food available (ho…
Catherine
Local cinema with all the latest blockbusters. You can walk there, take the bus or there is free car parking.
Fiona
Large cinema, very local to the flat.
11. Vue
11. Vue
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19 local reviews
Emma
Emma
Huge cinema complex with reclining seats as standard in a lot of the screens. Free parking, food available (hot dogs, nachos, sweets and ice…
Catherine
Catherine
Local cinema with all the latest blockbusters. You can walk there, take the bus or there is free car parking.
Fiona
Fiona
Large cinema, very local to the flat.
12. Omni Centre
12. Omni Centre
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65 local reviews
Greenside Row, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+44 131 524 7770
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Dan And Alex
Restaurants mainly also a really good car boot sale in the car park on Sundays for all you barain hunters.
Laura
There are good bars, restaurants and the cinema in this complex. It is right near the gay district too so it i…
Fiona
The omni centre has an underground carpark and a multi screen cinema handy for rainy days(surely there cannot …
12. Omni Centre
12. Omni Centre
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65 local reviews
Greenside Row, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+44 131 524 7770
Dan And Alex
Dan And Alex
Restaurants mainly also a really good car boot sale in the car park on Sundays for all you barain hunters.
Laura
Laura
There are good bars, restaurants and the cinema in this complex. It is right near the gay district too so it is always busy. Top tip - On Su…
Fiona
Fiona
The omni centre has an underground carpark and a multi screen cinema handy for rainy days(surely there cannot be many of them in Edinburgh!)…