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The Meadows

Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Nothing special about this overcrowded park

It's true we went there on a Sunday afternoon, but it was hugely overcrowded. There was nothing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anfrist
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Bucharest
via mobile
Nice for a walk

Yep it’s green and meadowy. If you’re up for whacking golf balls at the pitch n putt, you’re in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
yodasfluffer
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Pleasantly green park, perfect for jogging, walking and lounging.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
CONTACT
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's true we went there on a Sunday afternoon, but it was hugely overcrowded. There was nothing special to be noticed about this park, a plain surface of grass with alleys.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yep it’s green and meadowy. If you’re up for whacking golf balls at the pitch n putt, you’re in for a better time! Amusingly, the parked cars add an extra layer of risk vs reward...

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

A vast area with green that is gather a lot of people for picnic.In the sunny days this place is amazing to walk around.Is a beautiful park in a city that respect itself.

Thank Christos O
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The Meadows is for everyone, a walk, a run, a sit down, play football, walk the dog, barbecue, play guitar etc Nothing more fantastic than the lush green grass with the pink and purple cherry blossom , sunshine and 20++ degrees, must do, see and...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed very near this park and the cherry blossoms were out during our visit. It's so pretty (even without the blossoms I'm sure) and a very nice way to take a quieter walk in the city. Definitely visit if you're nearby,...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The Meadows is a large public park in the south side of Edinburgh. Great grassy area to have a picnic in the sun. Tracks round outside for walking, running or cycling. Numerous shops round about for supplies for a picnic. Lovely mature trees line various...More

Thank Ross G
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A park with huge open lawns for leisure, with some smaller gardens here and there at the edges. Nice.

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I have been to Edinburgh twice, June 2016 and October 2017, and I absolutely adore the Meadows. I believe it is undervalued. This is a beautiful green space where people lounge on the lawn and have small barbeques right on the grass in nice weather,...More

1  Thank K P
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Green oasis in the middle of the old town, not to be missed on a sunny day to relax for a moment or have a picnic at lunchtime. Recommended!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The Meadows are a favourite of mine on New Year’s eve. The park is huge and never seems full. There’s frost on the ground and at this time of year all thought of 3 stroke golf is long forgotten. Now everyone has warm coats, scarves,...More

1  Thank Thargon
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just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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