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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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“arthur's seat” (322 reviews)
“salisbury crags” (44 reviews)
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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 yesterday

We stayed in an AirBnB right next to this and it provides the most amazing views, we spent a few hours here after walks around town and it really is pleasant.

Thank T0mRand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice park to stroll around next to the queens official home and the bottom of Arthur’s seat, the lochs are pretty and peaceful

Thank JoStansbridge
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed 2 hours walk with my friend around holyrood park. unfortunately we went late afternoon and we did not have enough time to see all areas of the park, we should've allocated at least 5 hours for this park.

Thank qasemahm
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I still cant believe there can be areas like this in the capital city. So peaceful and relaxing. Lovely with the hills, great scenery and photo opportunities. The lakes are beautiful and are full of lots of wildfowl.

Thank michelle g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a lovely walk and absolutely beautiful. was a former hunting ground of the royals so interesting history and in a central location so offers a nice escape from the busy town as well as being close to many attractions and can be used...More

Thank Pepper-schmoo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery. Went for a lovely walk with my husband around holyrood park. You could go for a short brisk walk or a longer leisurely walk.

Thank Emma I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to walk and get fresh air. It's at the end of the Royal Mile near Holyrood Palace but feels as if you're out in the country. Gorgeous views.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

seems like a great place for locals to hike and take their dogs but unless you have a lot of time in Edinburgh you couldn't really do the place justice

Thank TamaraW
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Holyrood Park is in the centre of Edinburgh. It is a hilly area, with beautiful grassy scenery. It is best to wear good footwear with a lot of grip so that you do not fall down the slopes. Arthur's seat was at the top of...More

Thank Selina C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

While attending an International swim meet with my son, I decided to take a short walk from the pool and stumbled on Holyrood Park. What a surprise, it resembled a ski resort as this was the week when the UK was hit by the storm...More

Thank Andys_reviews
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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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