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Inverleith Park – A spot to watch the city

Scotland is blessed with a lot of rain, so when we do get that one day of sun, it can be difficult to choose the best place to enjoy it. One place that is always on the top of my list is Inverleith park – it really is a haven just minutes from the bustling city centre and make one of the best spots to spend your summer evenings. Take a busy day during the festival or even during winter time and travel down to Stockbridge, grab a couple pastries from the market and some bread for the ducks and spend the day watching the city, the racing toy boats in the pond (the pond is used by the model boat club), or take a wonder around the marshland with its array of local plant species.

The park is so varied and offers a number of things to keep people busy including a children’s play area, a sundial garden and a tennis court, but I like to keep it simple and just lie down on the grassy hill overlooking the water. This is one of those places you could sit a whole day, perched on top of the hill, with the most beautiful vista of Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and the castle and remember how stunning Scotland is. Come with children, a dog, your friends or just you and a book, it is just beautiful, just remember to wrap up warm now it’s starting to get chilly!

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Arboretum Place, Edinburgh

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24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)