Outdoor Activities In Edinburgh

Enjoy the great outdoor activities Edinburgh has to offer.

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Visit Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens lies at centre of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, within New Town and Old Town Outstanding Conservation Areas.

30,000 plants make the colourful displays, and a variety of flower and foliage plants are used in the designs.

Price: Free

  • Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, from Princes Street Gardens, with the Ross Fountain in the foreground

Visit Arthurs Seat

Experience a 4.75km city hill walk in the heart of the city. Arthur’s Seat is an ancient volcano within the city of Edinburgh.

Within the park you can also visit 15th century St Anthony’s Chapel, a series of 150 foot cliff faces dominating Edinburgh’s skyline as well as Duddingston Loch.

Price: Free

  • View of Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle from Arthur's Seat peak at sunset

Visit Royal Botanical Gardens

The world famous royal botanical gardens is a must-see when you visit Edinburgh. Experience a a rich and diverse collection of plants from all corners of the earth.

Set in over 70 acres of beautiful landscape and just 1 mile north of Edinburgh city centre, the Garden offers stunning panoramic views of the city skyline featuring Edinburgh Castle.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a highlight of any visit. A national treasure of Scotland, this spectacular Living Collection is over 350 years old.

Price: Free