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Parks: Leith Links

Leith Links by Sigrid Nielsen

By City of Edinburgh Council

Leith Links Lady Fyfe's Brae by Sigrid Nielsen

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Background
Originally designed as golf course, Leith Links is a large open space with tree lined avenues and walkways that is well-used. Local schools and community groups have been involved in planting crocuses, daffodils and creating a children's orchard. It is a park that is enjoyed by the whole community. It is a great place for walkers, joggers, for football, cricket, games and picnics. There is a well used children's play area. Leith Links is important as a venue, with the Edinburgh Mela and Leith Festival being held here every year.
History and heritage
Leith Links was the site of the Seige of Leith in 1560. It was also used as a camp before the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Leith Links were recognised as Edinburgh's premier place to play golf. The area was formalised as a public park in 1888.
Facilities
Play areaPlaying fields
Community orchard
Seating
Wheelchair access
Tennis Courts
Petanque
Contact Details
Links Gardens
EH6 7QR
0131 529 3111
northeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk