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The Meadows, Edinburgh

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
The Meadows is a large public park in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the south of the town centre. It consists largely of open grassland crossed by tree-lined paths, but also has a children's playground, a croquet club, tennis courts and recreational sport pitches. It is bordered by the University of Edinburgh's George Square campus and the Quartermile development on the site of the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to the north and Marchmont to the south. To the south-west it becomes Bruntsfield Links where there is a free, public pitch and putt golf course.HistoryThe Meadows originally contained a loch, known as the "burgh loch" or, later, the "South Loch". It covered much of the area bounded in the east by Hope Park Terrace and in the west by the point where Melville Drive becomes Brougham Street, and in the south by Melville Drive and in the north by the site later occupied by the Old Royal Infirmary, a total of 63acre. The loch drained from east to west, where the burn known as the Loch-rin was sluiced to prevent the water from draining out. It is from this burn that the street names Lochrin Buildings and Lochrin Place in Tollcross derive. Until Edinburgh's first piped water supply from Comiston arrived in 1621, the loch provided much of the town's drinking water.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 
  • Iconic park in central Edinburgh. Always a good mixture of people around - students mainly. Always a few bbq's on a sunny day - they should put in some permanent ones to stop all the bin fires...
  • This is Edinburgh ' s back garden. Enjoy the views of the castle and Arthur's Seat; BBQ or play your favourite sport. I love watching the jugglers and acrobats practice all thier amazing stunts
  • Wonderful place to escape everyday life and get away from concrete. Good for dog walking, BBQ or any outdoor activities. Or to just sit down and take a breath.
  • Big park whit tennis courts and a playground. You can go for a running, lie on the grass and even have a bbq, if the weather lets you
  • This is a great escape from all the noise and pollution of the town centre. Great for a walk, a quick bbq, a place to play with your dog, or even sunbathe!
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