Edinburgh 08

Edinburgh Episode 08 Parks and Walks

Best explored on foot

Suggested walks, starting in the Old Town, with tales from Cowgate and the Grassmarket, Greyfriar’s Bobby and J K Rowling’s Hogwarts. In the New Town, plenty more squares, circuses and crescents and some idyllic detours, north through Stockbridge to the Botanic Gardens or west into Dean Village. There’s Dorothy Wordsworth on Arthur’s Seat, the explanation for ‘Scotland’s disgrace’ on Calton Hill and a ‘Democracy Trail’ around sights of political and historical significance.

Recommended reading:
Scotland’s Democracy Trail by Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith

Useful links:

https://www.introducingedinburgh.com/princes-street-gardens

https://www.rbge.org.uk   (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)

https://edinburgh.org