Inverleith Park is just 15-20 minutes walk from the centre of town, yet it can feel like you’re miles away from the hustle and bustle of a city. It’s a great place to go for a run, cycle or have a picnic or simply just sit and watch the world go by.
I love to head there on a summer’s day and wander around – visit the duck pond or get an ice cream from the kiosk van that’s usually parked at the entrance opposite the Botanic gardens.
On occasion I’ll go for a run around the park and for those that are slightly more energetic, they’ve recently added an ‘assault course’ to the outskirts of the park for people to use.
With an amazing view of the Castle, Inverleith Park is also a great place to go and watch the closing fireworks that are put on every year at the end of Edinburgh Festival, but any time of year, it’s worth a visit.
Inverleith Park | Relaxing | Free