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Parks: Spylaw Park

Spylaw Park

By City of Edinburgh Council

Taken by Steve Langmead

By City of Edinburgh Council

Taken by Steve Langmead

By City of Edinburgh Council

Taken by Steve Langmead

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Background
Spylaw Park is an attractive park on the banks of the Water of Leith. Trees are its most attractive feature, they are many and varied, forming sharp contrasts of colour, shape, form and height: tall specimen conifers, varieties of holly, towering beeches, yew, as hornbeam and even a monkey puzzle create a sense of enclosed peace.
History and heritage
Spylaw Park was acquired by the Midlothian County Council in 1911 for use as a public park. Spylaw House dates back to the middle of the 17th century. It once had a snuff mill below and behind it, both owned by James Gillespie.
Visitor information
On Lothian bus route 44.
Management Plan
Download the park management plan
Living Landscape features
Floral meadow (annuals)
Facilities
Play area
Water of Leith
River walks
Woodlands
Floral displays
Seating
Contact Details
Bridge Road
EH13 0JX
0131 527 3800
southwest.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk