Running from Bruntsfield to Marchmont, The Meadows is an expansive open park with many tree-lined paths upon which one can cycle or walk.
Running from Bruntsfield to Marchmont, The Meadows is an expansive open park with many tree-lined paths upon which one can cycle or walk. It is also home to a children's play park, municipal tennis courts, croquet, picnic tables and designated barbeque areas. Golfers can play a round for free on adjoining Bruntsfield Links short hole course.
In warmer weather The Meadows is perfect for a picnic, and its proximity to many Festival and Festival Fringe venues make it a popular resting spot for locals and visitors alike come August.
Sports enthusiasts will also enjoy the Warrender Swim Centre - a traditional Victorian baths in Bruntsfield. The centre has a modern pool, gym and sauna but also maintains many of its original and charming 19th century features.
A stroll across The Meadows and through the grounds of nearby Edinburgh University, will take you to the Old Town and famous attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby and the National Museum of Scotland.
But if you'd rather spend some time close to home, Marchmont and Bruntsfield, both of which border onto The Meadows, are perfect for whiling away the hours amongst the eclectic range of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants.