Places we can all go

Scottish National Portrait Gallery to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Route from national portrait gallery to botanic gardens

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery opened in 1889, and is the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery. In it you can see portraits of and by famous Scots past and present.

Scotland Street is part of Edinburgh’s New Town. The buildings retain many of their original Georgian features. Alexander McCall Smith’s acclaimed series of novels ’44 Scotland Street’ tell the stories of the fictional residents of the street.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in 1670, and has been at its current site since the 1820s. There are 70 acres of landscape to walk around and enjoy.


Mostly wide and flat. Some steep hills.


Playpark and multi use game area in George V Park

Toilets and cafes in Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A variety of places to eat and drink in the New Town and on Inverleith Row

Getting there

Find out about getting there by bus