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Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
+44 (0)131 652 8150
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Ranked #10 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Parks, Castles
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh its distinctive skyline. Within... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

What an interesting day. Our guide David was just fantastic. It is a beautiful palace that you must see when in the area

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Edina, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is an opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy nice views of the city. Hike up and over ancient pastureland, hills, lochs, glens, and cliffs. It's a little microcosm of the landscape you can find all over this spectacular country. Do go!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Massive area for anything from Picnics to Hill Climbing. Sightseeing for Palace and Scottish Parliament and Loch if you would prefer to feed the Swans.

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Work
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Royal Mile is Holyrood Park. Some nice monuments and a great over view of the city. A nice place to relax for a few minutes during the many miles of walking that makes up Edinburgh.

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Darien, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This park is awesome, where everything is wild. There are ponds, natural grasslands, and stone pathways. The views from the hills are incredible. Highly suggest a walk through this park. You won't be disappointed.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth a trip. Interesting, good gift shop and lovely café. You can book a free tour but we didn't realise this and so it was fully booked.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What's not to like? Picnic, fly a kite, ramble, climb for a fantastic view-walk through to Duddingston Village. A fantastic space for everyone to enjoy.

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Benson, Arizona
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Holyrood Palace is very interesting, you cannot take photographs inside, you can outside and also the Abbey. We were shown many rooms that are being used when the queen is in town. They provide a audio for you to walk around and listen to information on each room by number.

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St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to be by a castle that the Queen occupies. Also the free walk up to the high ground afforded a great view of the city, or at least it would have on a clearer day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Oh, the park was delightful! i cannot begin to describe how much I loved it. When you think of a park, you think of flower beds and gravel paths lined with trees, and maybe a greenhouse garden. But not this park! This park is wild! It includes cliffs, lochs (lakes), heather hills, small stone stairways, stone ruins, and some of... More

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