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The Meadows

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Southside & Holyrood
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Address: Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pleasantly green park, perfect for jogging, walking and lounging.

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Meadows Parc

Nice for a picnic on a sunny day. Has a children play ground area, close to the royal mile and the main attractions. Enjoyed the morning jogging.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This fantastic piece of green tranquillity in the heart of Edinburgh. This park runs between Newington and Tollcross and is easily accessed from The Mound and Royal Mile. Great for any occasion, be it picnics, a run, bbqs or just a place to meditate. Totally mystical first thing in morning in the mist and if you watch the sun go... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Runner's paradise, irrespective of age, strength. It has children's playground and dogs enjoy running here as well. Great view of Arthur's seat from here. Just in the middle of the city, beautiful in spring and summer.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

though you might not see me as its to work at 5.30am. but this is where I prepare myself for the day. the meadows is a huge piece of common land, that at one time was just outside the city gates, and was a pasture for people bringing animals to sell in the city. now because its common land, no... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice for a picnic on a sunny day. Has a children play ground area, close to the royal mile and the main attractions. Enjoyed the morning jogging.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

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

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.

Thank Kieran S
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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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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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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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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