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Holyrood Park

1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
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Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh its distinctive skyline. Within the park is a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years. Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. As well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Holyrood Park, an amazing place in Edinburgh to meet nature and have a great view of the whole city. Fantastic view of Edinburgh city! Lots of routes to take, could spend a fair amount of time walking around. A good place to take photos too!...More

Thank ts-edi-uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the recent visit to Arthur's Seat, I managed to spend some time in the Holyrood Park. It was large and wonderful. Especially the Duddingston Loch. A nice place to walk around and spend the day.

Thank Albert J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views! Definitely worth the walk in the wind! We absolutely love this city and the views are breathtaking!

Thank Jamie-LeighRoehrig
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok first, wear comfortable shoes while visiting this park as it covers a reasonable amount of space and has few spots to visit a bit far from each other. Arthur's Seat, St Margaret's Loch, St. Anthony's Chapel are among these spots. You can also have...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I toured Holyrood park while climbing Arthur's Seat a bit on accident but what a happy accident it was. Plan some extra time if you're going to AS to do this bit of the climb as it's just gorgeous and provides a little bit of...More

Thank ocaptmycapt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the time and stamina. By all means take the walk up. Such fun as you climb higher and see more. But also look down. There are some old carvings on the rocks from walkers from days past.

Thank Fallschirmjager
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

A nice place to enjoy a morning stroll or a relaxing chat with friends/family. But to walk all of its breadth you would need a lot of time. So, be prepared! If you are fit enough, try climbing up to Arthur's Seat: it's a must.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This park (which takes in Arthur's Seat) should really be included higher up in the recommended activities for Edinburgh. It is a really lovely city outdoor park - so central, well laid out and vast; good trails and wonderful views. Such peace and quiet around...More

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I am not a hiker by any stretch of the imagination but really enjoyed my walk through the park and up to Arthur's seat. The weather turned while I was up there and the grass became very slippery, I and a few others I saw...More

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We were here at winter, hills were covered by a snow and it was really beautiful and breathtaking. Way up is not so difficult, but when its freezing you can have problems with icy paths.

Thank Barbora M
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KL2000G
22 January 2017|
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Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
The majority of Holyrood Park would remain open to pedestrian access, although small areas around the Palace may experience restrictions from time to time. There will be vehicle restrictions on Garden Party day. And there... More
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antonyrT0EO
30 March 2015|
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Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Hi, yes there there are a few car parks at Holyrood Park. There is a car park next to Holyrood Palace, which you will need to pay for. There is also a free option which is slightly futher up Authur's Seat. I hope this... More
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