Scotland's seven cities contain many tranquil green spaces, which are perfect for quiet contemplation or a relaxing stroll:
- Edinburgh is blessed with Princes Street Gardens at its very heart.
- Although Glasgow has a powerful industrial heritage, it's one of Europe's greenest cities. Head for Kelvingrove Park or Glasgow Green and you'll see what we mean.
- Camperdown Country Park in Dundee feels more like a country estate than an urban green space.
- And in Aberdeen, lovely Hazlehead Park with its woodlands, rose gardens, maze and golf courses is just one of 13 parks in the city.
Head a little out of the cities and you'll find wonderful country parks that are ideal for a family day out.
Just a short bus ride or drive from Edinburgh will take you to Vogrie by Gorebridge, Dalkeith, Beecraigs just outside Linlithgow and Roslin Glen which you'll find between Roslin, Auchendinny and Rosewell.
On the outskirts of Glasgow explore Calderglen in East Kilbride and Strathclyde country park a little further east or Cathkin Braes near Cambuslang. To the north of the city Mugdock and Palacerigg country parks are well worth a visit.
ACCESSIBLE PARKS & GARDENS
Scotland has many accessible parks and gardens you can enjoy exploring! Take a look at Euan's Guide to help you plan your next visit.
National Trust for Scotland also has a range of beautiful gardens to explore, a number of which are accessible.