Blackford Hill

Type: Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Blackford hill was purchased by Edinburgh Corporation in 1884 as a public park and the Hermitage of Braid was added to the parklands in 1938. It is a nature reserve which features around thirty acres...  Read More


  • Outdoor Activities, Parks: "There are two excellent nature trails in the nature reserve and regular orienteering events for those who want to try their hand at a bit of map reading."
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Whether you are into orienteering, hiking and nature walks or just want to feed the ducks, Blackford Hill is a great place to enjoy the outdoors.
  • Best for Parks Because: The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill form an important nature reserve in the heart of Edinburgh, an ideal destination for active families.

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