Top 10 places to enjoy spring weather in Edinburgh

1. The Blackbird

If your concept of spring is enjoying the sunny days while drinking one of your favourite Scottish beverages, The Blackbird might be your place. Located in the centre of Edinburgh and winner of the Scottish Style Award 2013, this beer garden is what you need to face the upcoming difficulties by relaxing and mingling.


2. Calton Hill

Yes, we all know Calton Hill is so beautiful because of the monuments it holds, but what would you think if I told you that the best sunsets are seen from there? Either sitting on the grass or under the Greek columns, it is more than just a good place for spending a spring afternoon in Edinburgh.

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3. The Cumberland Bar

Located in the New Town and also holding a beer garden, it is not really known for students, although its cosy terrace makes it to deserve a place on our list. Well worth a visit!

4. Arthur’s Seat

How many times have you tried to climb up to the summit? I am sure you have done it several times, but did you know the nearby hills facing the firth are perfect for a picnic?

Either picnic or just lying on the grass, don’t forget to wear good shoes!

Arthur's Seat

5. Royal Botanic Gardens

No one can say that Scotland hasn’t got a big variety of vegetation after visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

With thousands of different specimens you are also allowed to lie in some of the grass fields, but it would be better to discover all the different vegetation, don’t you agree?

Royal Titanic Gardens

6. Dunbar’s Close

Find a peaceful garden by the Royal Mile, small but filled with different aromas and flowers, ideal for spend some hours with another person.

7. Meadows

Relatively close to Arthur’s Seat, you will find in this park a place for playing cards, frisbee (with your dog maybe) and also admiring the sunset.

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8. The Water of Leith Walkway

Either a cycling and foot walkway starting outside the city, it is perfect to discover lovely boroughs, such as Dean Village, with the path ending in Leith (so you can enjoy one of the liveliest quarters after your stroll). Highly recommended.

Dwan village Edinburgh

9. The Stand Comedy Club

With funny performances every day, this New Town establishment can offer you some amusing moments wrapped with the best of the Scots’ humour. What more could you want?

10. Summerhall

Plenty of activities await you in this humongous arts venue. Film, dancing, theatre, comedy… you will find lots of different things to do here. Moreover, you can relax in the nearby Meadows after everything!

Summerhall edinburgh

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