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The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve

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69 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JF, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Great gift to the town

Blackford Hill was bought by the Edinburgh Corporation in 1884, and the Hermitage of Braid estate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
craigluscar
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Good views

A nice area to get away from the town, but without leaving it. Great views of Edinburgh and the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Simon L
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69 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JF, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blackford Hill was bought by the Edinburgh Corporation in 1884, and the Hermitage of Braid estate was gifted to the city of Edinburgh in 1938 by John Dougal . Well used by walkers & Joggers there is a great panoramic view of Edinburgh at the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nice area to get away from the town, but without leaving it. Great views of Edinburgh and the coastline.

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We go up here all the time, it such a wonderful, windy place, you can believe it not far from the city centre. Great walk up past the conservatory and the views you get from the top are stunning. Dont miss this, it well worth...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This was our first visit to this nature reserve and despite the fact that it was very muddy we enjoyed the walk along the river and through the trees on one of the many walks in the area. We ended up by walking up Blackford...More

1  Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A nice place to stroll through, especially in summer, when we went it was a bit damp, wear wellies/boots and waterproof coat as can be a bit wet and slippery. Nice to walk through the natural wooded area, a pleasant stroll for an hour or...More

1  Thank PNEPete
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Lovely walk sheltered from the wind in most places. Great for my lab as she likes to have water nearby to cool down. Cafe at the start of the walk a bonus and paths can take you on a short...More

3  Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Fairly gentle climb compared to Arthur's seat - but overall a better view - because it includes Arthur's seat. Nice oasis only half an hour's walk from the city centre, and much less busy than the other hill!

2  Thank rickla1313
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Blackford Hill isn't one of the most popular tourist places, but is fantastic. Great views of the whole city, the Castle, Arthur's Seat, out to the Firth of Forth.And you have the Pentland Hills behind you. It's a brisk walk up and down, and then...More

3  Thank 38sally
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a great place to spend an afternoon. There are lots of different paths winding through the trees. You can keep to low level routes or climb Blackford hill up to the Observatory and go over to Blackford pond. Very popular with dog walkers...More

1  Thank no1schnauzer
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Many people in Edinburgh are unaware of this glen with the Braid Burn running through a steep glacial valley for about half a mile to the south side of Blackford Hill--it is a truly tranquil and magical place although popular with local dog walkers and...More

3  Thank rupert b
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