The Meadows (Edinburgh) Reviews
Description:The Meadows is a large public park in Edinburgh, Scotland, just to the south of the city centre. It consists mostly of ... more
The Meadows (Edinburgh) ... open grassland crossed by tree-lined paths, but is also home to children's playgrounds, a croquet club and tennis courts. In the summer, it is one of the host venues for the Edinburgh Festival, such as the annual Fringe Sunday. Being one of the few flat stretches of open land in the central area of the city, it is occasionally host to public protests and rallies, including the 225,000-strong Make Poverty History march on July 2, 2005. Circuses frequently visit the meadows too. In the 1870s it became an important venue in the early development of association football in Edinburgh. Amongst the numerous fledgling teams using the Meadows were Heart of Midlothian F.C. and Hibernian F.C., later to prove the city's preeminent sides, and the first Derby match between them was staged there on 25 December 1875. Although a modern plaque has been placed near the whalebone arch to commemorate the event, the main pitch was actually on the eastern fringe of the park, running from east to west, parallel with the Boroughloch Brewery.
Newest Review: ... are still played on a weekly basis in full cricketing whites!) as well as extreme frisbee games, 5-a side football and there is even an amateur golf course that sprawls onto the adjoining park - Bruntsfield Links. Despite these various sporting pursuits there are still plenty of opportunities to source an oak tree along one of the many tree-lined paths that sprawl throughout the park and find ... more
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by - written on 27/09/11 (Very useful, 48 readings)
The Meadows is a public park that nestles beautifully in the centre of Edinburgh and unlike parks in many other cities throughout the UK it has a positive and family friendly reputation. Overlooked by the famous Edinburgh Castle to the North, Bruntsfield and the churches of Tollcross to the South and Causewayside and Nicholson Street to the West it is very accessible and provides a welcome stretch of breathing space when strolling through the city. Encompassing a fairly broad area The Meadows is home to a variety of different pursuits there is room for various different cricket matches (these are still played on a weekly basis in full cricketing whites!) as ... Read the complete review
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