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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” (312 reviews)
“salisbury crags” (44 reviews)
“radical road” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I drive through Holyrood Park every day and it never ceases to amaze me. What other city in the world has an extinct volcano right in the centre of it. No tourist can come to Edinburgh without visiting the Park, scenery and views are just...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 4 days ago

So we went through Holyrood park and up the Salisbury craggs. since we had a baby stroller, we couldn't possibly climb upto Arthur's seat. the climb to the craggs itself was difficult for a stroller, but easy enough for adults/children who can walk. It gets...More

Thank Mistymauve1
Reviewed 6 days ago

From city center you can see summit relative near, which i recomended to see. If you like little turistic with suitable shoes and dress dont miss this.You can start from Holyrood palace going up take some guide which there are. Through stairs you are going...More

Thank adooo1904
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit on a very very cold December day. Staff were very helpful when asked anything. Although the building is heated, it was still quite cool inside to stay wrapped up. Bring your earphones to plug into audio handsets as there is a...More

Thank sorebackneck
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love walking, you'll love strolling through Holyrood Park up to Arthur's Seat. Wear decent shoes as it can be treacherous and slippy, but the views are worth all the effort.

Thank Isobel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holyrood Park is an ultimate destination for a nice long stroll, particularly in summer. A visit to the park is not complete without climbing Salisbury Craigs - the views from the top are breathtaking!

Thank Madame_MF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth going to the high areas for the views but care needs to be taken in the rocky parts. Wonderful for walking, running and scrambling

Thank Robinhoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holyrood Park offers a stunning view of Edinburgh city and surroundings. For a quick morning stroll or a walk from south to north, do not forget Holyrood Park! Tip, bring good gear with you ever since some pathways are very slippery and rocky.

Thank Melvin M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Large royal park whose roads are short cuts try the radical road at the foot of Salisbury crags visit duddingston loch & feed the ducks

Thank robertcockburn230
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely park and in the Autumn the colours are just magnificent. They surround Holyrood House and contain the famous Arthurs Seat which is a MUST climb.

Thank ChefCliveM
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21 January 2017|
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
30 March 2015|
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