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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
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Reviewed today

If you hate fresh air, gorgeous views, open land, varied little ecosystems, friendly people, marveling at the earth, by all means skip this. Go to your t-shirt and tartan stores (which Edinburgh does well, too and I have nothing against - visit them...as quickly as...More

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If you want moreoutstanding views of the city and the opportunity to burn off a few holiday calories a walk through the park and a climb to the top awaits you. You need decent footwear as the paths are somewhat irregular and a hiking pole...More

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice little park near Holyrood palace. Can spend half an hour to walk around. Maintained very well. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a beautiful sunset up here, at 10pm in July. Pack a picnic and take the quick hike up above the city. A really special way to see Edinburgh.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I live very close to Holyrood Park and since retiring walk it most days with my dog. I thought I would give it a review as in my opinion it is great to have such a well kept park on our doorsteps. It is a...More

Thank robertd19m
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the walk up to Arthur’s seat. Fantastic views! A great way to orient yourself if new to Edinburgh. Well worth it.

Thank Steven J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We found a quieter path to the top and loved it. Lots of people and a jolly atmosphere. Take a drink and a camera and take your time to enjoy the views after a strenuous walk. Took us two hours including a rest at the...More

Thank grownupmum
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free attraction at the bottom of Arthur's Seat with great views of Holyrood House, a nice place to relax for a while. Nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for a walk and eventually ending up hiking up the hill to a nice vantage point where we were able to see a large part of the whole city. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive place to stroll along the grass, sit in the shade beneath the trees and admire the striking crags and hills in the centre of the park, or take the paths to the summits. If you do, however, wear appropriate footwear with ankle support. The...More

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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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