Inverleith Park

Inverleith Park

About Inverleith Park

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“Inverleith Park is in the heart of Edinburgh, right next to the Royal Botanic Gardens, just to the north of the New Town & Stockbridge. At 22 hectares or 54 acres, it is one of Scotland’s largest urban parks.

The park once formed part of the Inverleith Estate, which had been owned by the Rocheid family since 1665. The City fathers bought the land from Carl Rocheid in 1889 and laid out the park, including playing fields, tree-lined walk-ways and a sizeable pond. The north west quadarant of the park was later given over to allotments, small gardens which are rented by the city to local residents for growing fruit and vegetables.

Most of the park is still open parkland, used as recreational space and for rugby, football, cricket, baseball and other sports.

The park also features a children’s play park, four tennis courts, a ball court for basketball and football, a petanque court, and a running and fitness circuit.

The boating pond on the south side of the Park has recently been upgraded, with the western end of the pond turned into an attractive wetlands water garden in 2007.

There is also a Rose Garden and wild flower garden with stunning views of the city skyline and the Pentland Hills.

Upcoming Events at Inverleith Park

Christmas Charity Festival

Christmas Charity Festival

1st December 2018 - 2nd December 2018
This annual event is now in its eighth year with over 30 charity stalls to brows around within the comfort of a large marquee you can even stay awhile for a snack at the coffee / tea bar.
Edinburgh Christmas Run (5K or 10K)

Edinburgh Christmas Run (5K or 10K)

2nd December 2018
The annual Edinburgh Christmas 5k & 10k Runs are back on Sunday 2nd December throughout Inverleith Park, Inverleith & Stockbridge.

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Popular Events

Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018
Edinburgh’s most unique Hallowe’en event returns to the capital this October with one of their biggest Winter festivals yet.
Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
Edinburgh Diwali - 2018
The City of Edinburgh presents the 2018 Diwali on 3rd November with music, dances, food, drink and fireworks!
Dracula
The World Première of a brand-new multi-sensory stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes to the King's Theatre and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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