Edinburgh is home to an abundance of trees, parks and green spaces, liberally dotted around the city, and a visit in the springtime offers a riot of colours and scents as the first flowers begin to bloom and trees start to blossom.
There’s no better time to explore Princes Street Gardens as the first shoots of Spring burst through the ground. Marvel at the plants and flowers in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, or take a leisurely stroll through The Meadows, along the gorgeous cherry blossom-lined walkways.
A bright and breezy spring day in Edinburgh is delightful as the blossom rushes out in all the parks and squares and the city seems to sparkle. It is also a good time to visit with children as the Edinburgh Science Festival and Edinburgh Children's Festival are on.
What about the weather?
Spring in Edinburgh tends to one of the driest periods in the year, with sunshine hours in April matching those in the summer months. The mild temperatures make for pleasant weather in which to discover more of the city and surrounding region.
This is Edinburgh: Visit Edinburgh in the Spring for an inspiring weekend break.