The Meadows, one of the best places to enjoy the sunshine in Edinburgh (Photo: Shutterstock)
From Princes Street Gardens to Holyrood Park, these are some of the best places to visit for a lunchtime escape or a picnic or barbecue with friends in the capital.
Probably the best known of all the parks, but its size means you can easily find a bit of space to call your own. The area around the ruined Saint Anthonys Chapel provides a great view of Leith and Fife.
A 40 minute trip on the number 41 bus to Cramond village will put you within walking distance of one of Edinburghs best beaches.
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Slap bang in the middle of the city, Princes Street Gardens is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle with the castle and the Old Town as a backdrop.
North of Stockbridge, this 54 acre park has a boating pond, a rose garden and a vegetable garden, and is perfect for enjoying the sunshine.
Perfect for a picnic by Lochend Loch, this park is a gem tucked away close to Meadowbank and Easter Road.
If theres sun, you can guarantee theyll be people on the Meadows with a barbecue. A popular place for students, its one of the biggest green spaces in Edinburgh.
A short walk up a hill will give you one of the best views of the city.
Over the road from Rosebank Cemetery in the north of the city, Pilrig Park offers an escape from bustling city life.
Next to the Meadows but not used as much by students, this park is another great choice to enjoy the sunshine.