10 reviews of Inverleith park in English
It is one of the loveliest parks in Stockbridge, just opposite the Botanical gardens and Fettes college. One of the most beautiful spots to be early in the morning to meet the sunrise. The pond inside is full of friendly swans and ducks. The park is often visited by dog owners and their pets. Last year some students from our summer school at Fettes went their to play games in the park grounds and had an accident - one of the dogs tried to attack a student. The group leader reacted instantly. There was no harm or injury cause but the incident made us think that it is not a safe place for children.
Inverleith Park is a massive park situated next to the botanic gardens. It's really popular with families, joggers, people playing sports and those of us who just like to bask in the sun on the rare occasion it puts its hat on. The spot by the pond is particularly nice with a few of the city skyline beyond the ducks and swans. Take a blanket, your ipod and enjoy (disclaimer- weather permitting).
Despite having only three courts, it’s often easier to get a game of tennis in Inverleith park than the sixteen court facility at the meadows. The courts are up to the same standard but it is always free to play as they cannot be reserved. You can find the courts next to the West Gate of the Botanical Gardens.
Inverleith Park is a lovely park with lots of open spaces for picnics, sunbathing, dog walking or just letting the kids run wild!
It also has a lovely play park which is clean and has plenty of equipment to keep the kids entertained.
The park also has a duck pond which is worth a visit.
This is a stunning park with lots of areas to explore.
The duck pond is fantastic and many a sunny afternoon can be spent sittting here.
There is also a lovely, well maintained play park (with the all important benches for the adults!) which my kids enjoy for an hour or so.
If you have young children, a visit to the Botanical Gardens followed by a picnic and play over the road in Inverleith park is an excellent, almost free day out!
There’s a great variety of areas in this park. Try the sundial garden for secluded lawns screened by trees and lots of good planting. Also the lake where the boats sail has recently had a new reed area with boardwalks added. After dark the bats fly low over the lake catching flies, it’s a great place for a romantic stroll, if you’re not scared by bats, that is…
A gorgeous park that’s always full of people playing all kinds of sport including football cricket and rugby. There’s also a basketball court and tennis courts. You can also walk around the duck pond.
A really nice place for a walk in the evening!
If you live in the area of Botanical Gardens why not try out what Inverleith Park has to offer.
Just across the street from the main (western) entrance to the Botanical Garden and open all day. It has basketball courts, a couple of rugby and football pitches (great place to get your mates to play a match or two during the weekend) and many many space for a family or group of friends to have a picnic on the grass.
Next to the main part of the park is a big pond where you can feed the ducks and swans or you can play with your small powerboats (as locals often do).
The park itself is based close to the city center. Accesed by car (lots of parking space on 3 streets around it) or by bus (nr8 - but you'd have to walk through the Botanical Gardens eastern entrance)
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