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The Meadows

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Address: Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Pleasantly green park, perfect for jogging, walking and lounging.

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The Meadows has always got something going on while Uni is on. Plenty of sport on the go, people chilling out, walking dogs and a good large spot for running.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Kieran S
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely park, whether you're planning to go for a nice stroll or fancy running in the city.

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Thank Rhiannon K
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Meadows has always got something going on while Uni is on. Plenty of sport on the go, people chilling out, walking dogs and a good large spot for running.

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Thank Kieran S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Flanked by the castle in the distance on one side and the shopping district on the other, this is a wonderful green space. Come here for a stroll or to have a picnic when the weather's nice. It comes alive in the spring when it bursts into colour. Absolutely lovely.

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Thank otolith
Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We found this park by chance. we were driving by when we dicided to have a leg stretch. What a nice little, flat park to walk around. Enjoy, we did

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Thank HomerJSimpson01
Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

First time at the Festival for me and got off the bus at the Kings Theatre and walked through "The Meadows" to get to Clerk Street. This is student territory as near the Edinburgh University but anyone can visit and find their own space and chill. The place was alive at the festiva time but is always busy with joggers,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The meadows is a park I frequent with my dog. Its a great place for us to run and walk. During the summer it's crowded and during the festival (August) is can be filthy with trash but the other 11 months of the year it's worth wonderful. Bring your golf clubs and walk across the street to a small golf... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It's nice in the springtime when the blossom is out but otherwise just a large park with not a lot going for it. Seems to attract weird types whenever the sun comes out...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great green space in the city centre. Some can play golf, walk dogs, chat, get from A to B, or eat a sandwich. Proper old fashioned town park.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A park in the middle of Edinburgh, busy when the sun is out. Good for a wee stroll, jogging, a dog walk or just relaxing on the grass.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Came here to have the kids running around free and have a picnic maybe do some BBQ. Perfect when it's sunny but when it rains you still can take a shelter under the tree line canopies

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for 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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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