The Meadows is a large expanse of common, green space to the South of Edinburgh Old Town, adjoining the main Edinburgh University area. It extends from Melville Drive in the East as far as Bruntsfield in the West.

In the Summer, this central, car-free space is the scene of festivals, sports days, and is a popular place for people who just want to soak up the sun, kick a ball about, fly a kite, walk the dog, or play Frisbee.

There are tennis courts to the East of the Meadows, and golf is played West of Whitehouse Loan on a small putting course. Formal cricket matches are also held in West Meadows and five-a-side tournaments take place from time to time. The Royal Company of Archers also holds its annual archery tournament, the Edinburgh Arrow, in the Meadows.

There are a number of busy cycle and pedestrian pathways through the Meadows which are lined with mature trees. Arthur’s seat in Holyrood Park is clearly visible from the Meadows.

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Wonderful experience of Edinburgh International Society environment whilst enjoy eating outdoors in a fun, friendly atmosphere! 🙂 Along with its bustling landmarks, Edinburgh has its fair share of relaxing, green spaces hidden away from the traffic – and spending some quiet time at The Meadows is its own just reward. A chance for student, entrepreneur and young professional to enjoy a social picnic and meet new/old friends. Joining our picnic absolutely free, so bring everyone you can! It’s that time of the year where we start to celebrate the summer! If you’ve never attended our social events, this is a light and easy introduction and a great way to we recommend you consider this revolutionary event as your first! WHEN: Sunday, 15th of July at 13:00 pm. WHERE: The Meadows. (Meeting point is just in front of the Prince Albert Victor Sundial GOOGLE MAP: WHAT TO BRING: • Your own picnic dinner and drinks. • Your own REUSABLE FLATWARE, CUPS AND PLATES (we are trying to produce as little waste as possible) • BLANKETS/CHAIRS to sit on. • Please CLEAN UP as you go! If you play an instrument, please bring it with you and join in. If you have an […]

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