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The Meadows

Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Large open spaces, small gardens

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Simon L
via mobile
Undervalued

I have been to Edinburgh twice, June 2016 and October 2017, and I absolutely adore the Meadows. I... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
K P
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Pleasantly green park, perfect for jogging, walking and lounging.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Reviewed 8 December 2017

the meadows is really a beautifully maintained green that never ends. There's also a fun park at one end for kids and a few food trucks lined up on a few sides. It's really a great place to relax, unwind, jog, bike, walk or just...More

1  Thank Mistymauve1
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

While staying in the old town of Edinburg, during a citytrip, i went for a run at The Meadows. Great and quiet location.

1  Thank ChrisDessein
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A great park .. for fun... to relax or to play. Children are playing soccer or cricket Dog's running behind a ball😀 There is also a little coffeeshop for drinks and snacks. Today with the start of the profs (cycling tour) of Brittannië there was...More

1  Thank wookey57
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Try this little gem of a food truck , vegetarian and vegan delights aplenty here . Open all year found just beside the entrance to George square. Open from 11 to 5 daily it a must go to place to eat

Thank mark g
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were at the King's Theatre between performances and had 45 minutes to have a brief walk. We selected the Meadows and found them delightful They are a real lung for the City and provide a good route from one part of the city to...More

Thank SergeLourie
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Large open park to enjoy breathing and walking .. Circus was open .. Trees walkway and flowers .. Nice break

Thank Hassan H
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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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