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Article: Discover Edinburgh's Hidden Gems: Top Picnic Spots for a Sustainable Escape

Discover Edinburgh's Hidden Gems: Top Picnic Spots for a Sustainable Escape

Today I’m switching gears to share the best spots for a sustainable picnic in Edinburgh. As someone deeply passionate about protecting our planet and promoting eco-conscious living, I believe that enjoying nature should go hand in hand with taking care of it. So, grab your recycled wool tartan picnic blanket and let’s explore some of Edinburgh’s hidden gems where you can enjoy a picnic with a side of sustainability.

1. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: A magical hideaway

Nestled in the heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a paradise for nature lovers and picnic enthusiasts alike. With its lush greenery, tranquil ponds, and stunning floral displays, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and connect with nature. Spread out your picnic blanket under the shade of a tree and indulge in some delicious treats while surrounded by the beauty of the botanical world.


2. Lauriston Castle: A Historic Retreat 

For a picnic with a touch of history, head to Lauriston Castle, a stunning 16th-century tower house set amidst sprawling gardens and woodlands. Find a quiet spot on the castle grounds, unfold your tartan blanket, and soak in the majestic views of the Edinburgh skyline.


3. The Meadows: Urban Oasis

A beloved green space in the heart of Edinburgh, The Meadows is the ideal spot for a laid-back picnic with friends and family. With its wide-open spaces, tree-lined pathways, and bustling atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy some quality time outdoors. Pack your picnic basket with your favourite snacks and drinks, and don’t forget to bring along your recycled wool tartan blanket for an extra touch of comfort and sustainability.

4. Cramond Beach: Coastal Charm 

For a picnic with a view, head to Cramond Beach and spread out your tartan blanket on the sandy shores overlooking the Firth of Forth. Watch the waves gently lap against the shore as you enjoy a delicious picnic feast with family and friends.

5. Dean Village: Riverside Serenity 

Discover the hidden gem of Dean Village, a picturesque riverside retreat just a short walk from the city centre. Find a quiet spot along the Water of Leith, lay down your tartan blanket, and enjoy a peaceful picnic surrounded by historic buildings and tranquil waters.

Embrace Sustainable Picnicking with The Tartan Label

As you embark on your picnic adventures in Edinburgh, don’t forget to bring along one of our recycled wool tartan picnic blankets. Our recycled wool picnic blankets set the stage for eco-luxury vibes. Sip cocktails, delve into your favourite book, and indulge in the sweetness of fresh fruits amidst blooms. Every moment, every detail, crafted with care for the planet. 

So, whether you’re planning a picnic in the park or a scenic riverside rendezvous, make sure to pack your favourite snacks, drinks, and of course, your trusty recycled wool tartan picnic blanket from The Tartan Label. Together, let’s make sustainable picnicking the new norm and put an end to the throwaway culture of homeware and fashion.

Daisy x

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