Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, 51 - 59 York Place, EH1 3JD

Tel: 0131 556 5577



3 Beautiful Summer Picnic Spots in Edinburgh City

With the sun emerging from the clouds it is time to start thinking about all the beautiful open space Edinburgh has to offer.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, our boutique hotel, is here to help with our top three picnic hotspots for the perfect lazy afternoon in the "Athens of the North".  Cinematic views guaranteed.

Bike from our hotel in Edinburgh to Blackford Hill…


For a more peaceful alternative to Arthurs seat, venture further afield to Blackford Hill. Grab a bike and enjoy the scenic views en route to this breath-taking landmark, a quick 30 minutes from our boutique hotel in Edinburgh. Lay down your blanket, pop a bottle of champagne and take in a bird’s eye view of the cultural city.  

top 3 picnic spots in Edinburgh


Make a day of it at The Meadows…a popular spot near our Edinburgh hotel.

A popular picnic spot near our Edinburgh city centre hotel, The Meadows is full of life during the summer months. Perfect for those who love to people watch while enjoying a tasty wicker basket of goodness. Take advantage of the Cricket pitches, adventure playground and Tennis courts or go one step further and enjoy a barbeque in one of The Meadows designated areas


Tuck in at Inverleith Park…

This perfectly manicured grassland is made for picnics on sunny days. Less than a 30-minute stroll from our hotel in Edinburgh city centre, this park is the perfect spot for a homemade feast with friends. Pick a spot near the pond to admire the flora and fauna before ending the day with a fun kick about in this spacious park.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, a boutique hotel in Edinburgh, is ideally located in the centre of Edinburgh, near to many top attractions. To check availability, contact the Edinburgh hotel team on or 0131 556 5577.




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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Reviews



This hotel is such a great find. Its location cannot be beat and the rooms are incredibly nice. Great amenities (including complimentary mini bar) and great service. Would definitely stay here again!


Newcastle upon Tyne

I stayed here overnight to see Justin Timberlake on his Man of The Woods Tour. We were greeted with the warmest welcome by the receptionist...genuinely helpful and friendly. We stayed in the Suite, which has everything I could possibly need. A FREE (well stocked) mini bar! Robes, Aveda toiletries, slippers, free calls, a very appreciated cafetiere with ground coffee and a lovely selection of teas. 30mins in and a welcome plate arrived with 5 good size desserts...gorgeous.

Room service was excellent and the breakfast was utterly delicious and brought to the room at no extra charge. The room was very large and spacious with a huge double bed, blissfully comfortable. When needed in the evening the staff pressed a button at reception and a taxi arrived within 2 minutes...Outstanding service!

I had such a fantastic stay here that I shall return in November and I'll be re-booking this Suite.


Kingston upon Hull

Less than 10 mins walk from Waverley. Staff were very polite, helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Room was a good size with a great bathroom. Large shower, robes and Aveda products included. Fridge with free cold drinks. Good breakfast with plenty of choice. Both couples enjoyed and would stay again.



Really nice friendly boutique hotel. We didn't arrive until late but the hotel was more than happy to let us check in late. After checking in we also asked for some area recommendations, which again the staff were more than happy to give us. Our room was really nice and very clean, bed was comfortable and gave us a good night sleep. We stayed for two night and did not hear any noise from the hotel or any of the other guest. In a good location with only a short walk to the shops and restaurant/cinema ! If staying on Edinburgh I would highly recommend this hotel!



Stayed for one night, but very impressed. Receptionist was fantastic, very professional, helpful, good looking and immaculately presented. The room was excellent, very clean, bed comfortable and the shower was fantastic, hot and powerful.

Breakfast well worth the money, with attention to detail and served hot. The location is excellent with just a 10 minutes walk from the station and to Princess Street. I will definitely stay here again.

Great boutique hotel and great value for money. Wish I was staying for longer.



Had a one night stay here. The location is great, right beside a Tram Stop, 2 minute walk to St Andrews Square bus station, 15 min from Waverley Train station and short walk to main shopping and restaurants. Hotel was very clean & comfortable. Good Breakfast. Very friendly staff.



Really nice hotel in a fantastic location for train station, shopping and nightlife. Lovely rooms, with complimentary snacks and lovely Aveda toiletries in the room. Bed was really comfortable, breakfast was also excellent and the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends visiting Edinburgh.



Visited the hotel and stayed 2 nights having stayed at the Indigo in London. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely rooms, great service, very good location opposite the tram stop and bus routes.
Lovely bar and restaurant is on site if you prefer to stay close for dinner!



I stayed at Hotel Indigo for first time last week, the service from the reception, bar and restaurant staff was faultless. The room was very comfortable and the bed was the comfiest i have ever slept in. The Hotel is situated close to the Playhouse and only 5 minute walk from waverley station, there are several good bars and restaurants in the vicinity. A great Hotel in a good area.

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