Best Walks in City of Edinburgh

Walks, Scotland

Explore some of the most beautiful parts of City of Edinburgh with these walking routes.

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  • Preview of Water of Leith from Dean Village

    Water of Leith from Dean Village

    Dean Village, City of Edinburgh

    by alicestevenson

    by alicestevenson

    2 hours / 5km
    Follow the Water of Leith waterway through the heart of Edinburgh. The nearest station to the Dean Village is Edinburgh Waverly.
    Refreshments Dog friendly Child friendly Water feature Public transport
  • Preview of A “Leitherly” stroll

    A “Leitherly” stroll

    South Leith, City of Edinburgh

    by bemacd

    by bemacd

    2hr 10m / 1.8km
    A stroll through South Leith, City of Edinburgh
    Picnic spot Refreshments Dog friendly
  • Preview of Blustery Edinburgh Outskirts

    Blustery Edinburgh Outskirts

    Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward, Edinburgh

    by rjnartwalk

    by rjnartwalk

    45 minutes / 2.9km
    A stroll through Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward, Edinburgh
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Botanics
  • Preview of Arthur’s Seat (The best route!)

    Arthur’s Seat (The best route!)

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    by simonhird

    by simonhird

    50 minutes / 0.8km
    A short walk up Edinburgh’s iconic Arthur’s Seat! This lesser known route will give you some of the best views of Edinburgh!
    Dog friendly Great views Hilly & steep
  • Preview of Cafe on Montgomery, Leith Walk

    Cafe on Montgomery, Leith Walk

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    by imachar

    by imachar

    10 minutes / 0.2km
    A stroll through Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • Preview of Walk to the mountain Arthur's Seat.

    Walk to the mountain Arthur's Seat.

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    by lukasvaliauga

    by lukasvaliauga

    4 hours / 5.2km
    Mountain Arthur's Seat, right in the middle of the city centre.
    Parking Public toilets Picnic spot Great views Hilly & steep Public transport
  • Preview of Edinburgh Old & New Town walk

    Edinburgh Old & New Town walk

    West End, City of Edinburgh

    by ian110456

    by ian110456

    45 minutes / 2.7km
    A jaunt around West End, City of Edinburgh
  • Preview of East Princes Street Gardens

    East Princes Street Gardens

    Old Town, City of Edinburgh

    by lukasvaliauga

    by lukasvaliauga

    30 minutes / 0.4km
    Waverly station to National Gallery of Scotland.
    Picnic spot Dog friendly Wheel friendly Great views Child friendly Public transport
  • Preview of Calton Hill

    Calton Hill

    Greenside, City of Edinburgh

    by simonhird

    by simonhird

    30 minutes / 1km
    A short walk from the city centre up one of Edinburgh’s 7 Hills, with arguably the bay views over the city!
    Picnic spot Refreshments Dog friendly Wheel friendly Great views Child friendly
  • Preview of From Old Town to the Botanic Garden

    From Old Town to the Botanic Garden

    The High Street, City of Edinburgh

    by sutchfun

    by sutchfun

    30 minutes / 3.2km
    From Edinburgh train station, a mini visit to old town and then indie shop heaven + many food options. Finishes at the Botanic Gardens
    Public toilets Refreshments Child friendly Hilly & steep History Public transport
  • Preview of Nature at The Botanic Gardens

    Nature at The Botanic Gardens

    Goldenacre, City of Edinburgh

    by lizearle

    by lizearle

    3hr 10m / 2.2km
    Enjoy a few hours at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. Connect with nature, relax, unwind and learn more about the flora and fauna.
    Botanics Child friendly Wheel friendly Paid-for attraction Refreshments
  • Preview of Mini tour of Portobello

    Mini tour of Portobello

    Portobello, City of Edinburgh

    by GoJauntly

    by GoJauntly

    25 minutes / 1.2km
    A stroll through Portobello, along the high street and down to the sandy beach and promenade.
    Dog friendly Great views Child friendly Water feature
  • Preview of A dose of Dr Neil’s nature pill

    A dose of Dr Neil’s nature pill

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    by GoJauntly

    by GoJauntly

    1hr 20m / 0.9km
    A nature fix stroll through Dr Neil’s garden tucked away on the outskirts of Holyrood Park. Beside the loch with a historic pub at the end.
    Parking Public toilets Great views Child friendly Hilly & steep
  • Preview of Water of Leith, Pentlands, Colinton

    Water of Leith, Pentlands, Colinton

    Pentland Hills Ward, Edinburgh

    by stephenbit

    by stephenbit

    8 hours / 8.1km
    A walk around Pentland Hills Ward, Edinburgh
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Refreshments Hilly & steep Dog friendly
  • Preview of Slateford, Craiglochart & Colinton

    Slateford, Craiglochart & Colinton

    Colinton

    by nisbetfolk

    by nisbetfolk

    1hr 20m / 7km
    Lovely 7km circular walk
    Water feature Picnic spot Parking History Dog friendly Child friendly

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