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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” (297 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful urban park with hiking trails through the Salisbury crags and up to Arthur's seat. Even if you don't do the climb up to Arthur's Seat, it's a wonderful park with many trails for all levels. Take advantage of free ranger-guided tours sponsored by the...More

Thank BlueTravels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take a freash breath with a nice calm walk at this park.. a nature place within the city.. Get the steps to the top and enjoy Arthur's seat..

Thank Hassan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful running and biking trails all through the park. Loved coming here for our morning work out.

Thank BethesdaMomof5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quiet green space in the city to relax. Weekend can be slightly crowded. Good view for city landscape

Thank 924jyl
Reviewed 4 days ago

great views of edinburgh if you can manage to scramble to the top of arthur's seat. What's missed is a lot of the side trails all over this massive park. Some people go straight for the top. Enjoy all it has to offer. On a...More

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have had enough form all the wonderful places Edinburgh has to offer, step outside into nature, just a few meters away, and enjoy the lovely view from above, onto the best town in the world, Edinburgh!

Thank Keith_G_SZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Edinburg and like to hike, you have to take a walk at Holyrood park, and climb to Arthur's Seat. Grab a beer (or something else) and enjoy the view, and the sunset. And don't forget to bring a coat, it's cold...More

Thank Emma-Manue-lt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the walk and the views. It is surprisingly busy for a hike. I didn't find the climb to the cliff as bad as it looked.

Thank Larkin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see and do while in Edinburgh. Prepare to walk/trek up to take in the fantastic 360° view of the city of Edinburgh. Get there early and there should be ample parking. I would recommend paying for at least 3 to 4...More

Thank BT993TT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holyrood Park is enormous. You could make several trips there in order to fully explore its beauty. There's Holyrood Palace - it's a tourist destination. You can take the family and picnic or play in the massive grassy areas behind the palace. Or you can...More

Thank keetakeely
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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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