Midlothian Attractions in Edinburgh

Things to do in Midlothian, Edinburgh.

This expansive public park south of Old Town separates the city center from the suburbs and leafy neighborhoods that popped up in the 18th and 19th centuries. Tree-lined paths crisscross playing fields, whether soccer, rugby, or cricket, with plenty of additional space for having a picnic or flying a kite. The park dates to the 1700s, when a loch here was drained. At the far western end of the Meadows is Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole course which has a hallowed place in the history of golf and can still be played today during the summer.

Greyfriars Kirk (Church) sits just outside the Old City near the Grassmarket. It is one of the oldest surviving buildings from the 1600s, and is famous for two legends associated with its kirkyard (graveyard): Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye terrier from the 19th century that supposedly sat loyally next to its master's grave for 14 years, and the infamous Mackenzie poltergeist.

Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course

30/31 Wright's Houses, near Tollcross

Golf fun for all the family and it's free!...
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Meadows (The)

Warrender Park Terrace
Melville Dr

Neat & Green... read more

Greyfriars Kirk

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Greyfriars Place
Greyfriars Place

Where Greyfriar's Bobby kept his vigil and the spookiest graveyard in Britain... read more

Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance

14-16 Grassmarket

Take a dance class at the popular Dance Base in the Grassmarket... read more

Royal Mile

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Royal Mile

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Edinburgh Castle

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Castlehill
Castlehill

Historic fortress with breathtaking views and opulent riches inside... read more

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Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags

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Queens Drive
Holyrood Park

Extinct volcano... read more

Holyroodhouse Palace

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Holyrood Road
Canongate, at the eastern end of the Royal Mile

Royal intrigue and beauty... read more

Holyrood Park

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Holyrood Park Road

A natural wilderness in the city... read more

Princes Street

Princes Street

If the Royal Mile is the life vein of the Old City, then Princes Street is its equivalent in the New Town. Just a short walk from the Old City, Princes Street extends from Lothian Road to Leith Street and is home to numerous tourist sights and museums. It can be seen from Edinburgh Castle... read more
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