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Holyrood Park

1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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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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  • Average4%
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“arthur's seat” (331 reviews)
“salisbury crags” (45 reviews)
“radical road” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The wild countryside bordering on the centre of the city. Just the place to walk off an indulgent meal or marvel at the volcanic crags.

Thank Wingfield73
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So old and yet so new. As the Scottish home of the royal family, it was amazing to see the rooms where her majesty actually entertained so many heads of state.

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park starts off from very urban area. Then you are faced with rich natural landscapes, including the extinct volcano. At the same time, there is a palace. Seems to be a great place for sports.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Holyrood park is very beautiful Park full of greenery & fantastic views over the city . This is a must see park .

Thank Dharmendra-Geanis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic park, lucky Edinburgh! Beautiful scenery with rocky outcrops and wild flowers. The view from Arthur’s seat is spectacular and well worth the climb, as are the Salisbury Crags. There are walks for all levels of fitness and ability, you don’t have to...More

Thank Jo C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go early in the morning (10h) there is not a lot of people and you can take more your time because there is so much to see

Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking to the top of the hill is the wonderful experience for me. At the top of the hill, I can see Edinburgh in all directions. It might hard for someone to walk to the top, but if you can do it, you will see...More

Thank whoeveriamqq
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great asset so close to the city. Used for walking and cycling, and has fantastic views of the city.

Thank Herbie-Green
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If climbing up to Arthurs Seat take walking shoes and water. You can stroll around the lower area and hill still get lovely views. Good for the family to stroll in.

Thank 69trisha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's definitely worth it to take a hike to Holyrood Park and climb to the top to get a view around Edinburgh. You get a great view of the entire city in every direction.

Thank wcb79
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KL2000G
21 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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