The Meadows is a large public park in Edinburgh. Just a short walk from the city’s High Street, it’s a favourite place for many locals to unwind on a summer day. The Meadows is bordered on the south and west sides by the residential areas of Marchmont, Bruntsfield and Tollcross. Newington lies to the east, and Edinburgh University and Royal Mile are to the north. It’s a park that’s regularly used as a route to get from one to the other.
The Meadows has open views to Arthurs Seat, and is crossed by several tree lined avenues. Its large expanse of flat grass make it a magnet for people who want to hang out in the open air. It’s regularly used for activities such as cricket games, football matches, and barbeques. It’s also a venue for a number of festival events, including the Meadows Festival takes over most of the area for the first weekend in June. The Meadows is also often used as a rally point for many marches and protests in the city.
And once autumn arrives, there’s plenty of scope for taking photos!