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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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
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0131 552 7171
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Sophie
Beautiful gardens, a wonderful place to go walking, exercise, sit and read on a park bench or just enjoying th…
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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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 552 7171
Sophie
Sophie
Beautiful gardens, a wonderful place to go walking, exercise, sit and read on a park bench or just enjoying the art of the flora and fauna p…
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. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
2. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
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188 local reviews
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
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0131 624 6200
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Claire
5 minutes away from the flat, this and Gallery 2 house the national collection of modern and contemporary art …
Kat
An outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art set in beautiful parkland where you can expl…
Michael
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art. It is home to…
2. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
2. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
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188 local reviews
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 624 6200
Claire
Claire
5 minutes away from the flat, this and Gallery 2 house the national collection of modern and contemporary art dating from around 1900 to the…
Kat
Kat
An outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art set in beautiful parkland where you can explore sculpture by major artists…
Michael
Michael
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art. It is home to a fantastic sculpture park an…
3. Cineworld
3. Cineworld
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18 local reviews
130/3 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
0871 200 2000
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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.
Sandra
Multiplex cinema chain showing the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats (5 mins walk from fl…
3. Cineworld
3. Cineworld
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18 local reviews
130/3 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
0871 200 2000
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.
Sandra
Sandra
Multiplex cinema chain showing the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats (5 mins walk from flat).
4. Peter's Yard
4. Peter's Yard
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40 local reviews
27 Simpsons Loan, Edinburgh
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0131 228 5876
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Graeme
Brilliant Scandinavian Bakery - and right next to the meadows to walk off those pastries and enjoy the beauty …
Jenny
Beautiful Swedish bakery with delicious brunch or lunchtime food and good coffee. Adjacent to the beautiful Th…
Suzanne
Swedish bakery and cafe situated right in the middle of the Meadows park. It's my favourite place to sit and w…
4. Peter's Yard
4. Peter's Yard
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40 local reviews
27 Simpsons Loan, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 228 5876
Graeme
Graeme
Brilliant Scandinavian Bakery - and right next to the meadows to walk off those pastries and enjoy the beauty of the park!
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…
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…
5. Holyrood Park
5. Holyrood Park
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64 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…
Vicki
If you are a lover of nature and hiking, then you should definitely go to Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat. You…
Graeme
At 820 ft, Arthur's Seat is the highest point in the 640-acre Holyrood Park. The spectacular sightseeing views…
5. Holyrood Park
5. Holyrood Park
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64 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…
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…
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…
6. Palace of Holyrood House
6. Palace of Holyrood House
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167 local reviews
Canongate, EDINBURGH
Closed now
0131 556 5100
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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…
6. Palace of Holyrood House
6. Palace of Holyrood House
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167 local reviews
Canongate, EDINBURGH
Closed now
0131 556 5100
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)!
7. Victoria Bar
7. Victoria Bar
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44 local reviews
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh
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0131 554 5706
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Natasha
A lovely public park in the Trinity area of Edinburgh . Two good play areas; a small one for toddlers and a la…
Brian
A public park on the opposite side of the road, with free tennis courts. The path beside our house goes under …
Diego
This is a very nice park with a community feel and it is just at your doorstep. There is a small playground fo…
7. Victoria Bar
7. Victoria Bar
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44 local reviews
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 554 5706
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…
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 …
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…
8. The Sheep Heid Inn
8. The Sheep Heid Inn
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56 local reviews
43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh
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0131 661 7974
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Sam
The oldest pub in Edinburgh. The perfect place to come for a Sunday roast. Situated in the village of Duddings…
Sarah
One of the oldest pubs in Scotland, in the historic village of Duddingston, with a lovely beer garden and old …
Cecilia and Adam
One of the oldest pubs in Scotland and the oldest licensed premises in Edinburgh, this little staple has reput…
8. The Sheep Heid Inn
8. The Sheep Heid Inn
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56 local reviews
43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh
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0131 661 7974
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…
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. …
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…
9. The Manna House
9. The Manna House
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98 local reviews
The Manna House, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 652 2349
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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, …
Christa
Famed bakery and patisserie - the short walk will make sure you've earned the fabulous cakes and pastries!
9. The Manna House
9. The Manna House
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98 local reviews
The Manna House, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 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…
Christa
Christa
Famed bakery and patisserie - the short walk will make sure you've earned the fabulous cakes and pastries!
10. Vue
10. Vue
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20 local reviews
98/8 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh
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0871 224 0240
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Ali
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.
Mel
Cinema complex showing all the latest releases.
10. Vue
10. Vue
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20 local reviews
98/8 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh
Open now
0871 224 0240
Ali
Ali
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.
Mel
Mel
Cinema complex showing all the latest releases.
11. OMNI Centre
11. OMNI Centre
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60 local reviews
28 Greenside Row, Scotland, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 524 7770
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fiona
The omni centre has an underground carpark and a multi screen cinema handy for rainy days(surely there cannot …
Laura
There are good bars, restaurants and the cinema in this complex. It is right near the gay district too so it i…
Dan and Alex
Restaurants mainly also a really good car boot sale in the car park on Sundays for all you barain hunters.
11. OMNI Centre
11. OMNI Centre
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60 local reviews
28 Greenside Row, Scotland, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 524 7770
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!)…
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…
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.
12. Edinburgh Zoo
12. Edinburgh Zoo
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73 local reviews
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 334 9171
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Maria
An 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the world to ho…
Lyndsey
An 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the world to ho…
Lucy
Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. A…
12. Edinburgh Zoo
12. Edinburgh Zoo
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73 local reviews
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 334 9171
Maria
Maria
An 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the world to house and to breed penguins. It …
Lyndsey
Lyndsey
An 82-acre (33 ha) non-profit zoological park in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the world to house and to breed penguins. It …
Lucy
Lucy
Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. Apart from getting close to ove…