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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 204 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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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My friend and I wanted to visit Holyrood House first tried in May but not open due to one of the Princes visiting, but how unlucky on visiting in June - guess what? You guessed closed again I suppose due to the Commonwealth Games. However the Park is terrific and not to be missed. Did not have energy to go... More

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Cornersville, Tn
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was amazing to see that much beautiful open space so close to the Old Town. Only 2 of us climbed Arthur's seat..they were a lot younger than the rest of us. The view was wonderful from there they said.

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Stevenage
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have to admit without the weather it would have been awful. On the gorgeous day we visited it was an absolutely wonderful place.

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Nantes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's huge, it's green everywhere around you and there's the climbing up to Arthur's Seat which is worth the effort !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I love to head out on my bike and be able to "escape the city" within a few min of my front door. There is a lot to be discovered here so pack a picnic and go and loose yourself for an afternoon

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome especially when the weather is nice! Take a picnic, climb a hill and enjoy the small lake with the ducks and swans.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

During our recent beautiful weather i happened upon this immaculate park . it has the most stunning views and is quite secluded so if you fancy taking a sandwich and getting away from the hustle and bustle of princes street and the main tourist areas of Edinburgh I would definitely recommend here . The only problem being ....the unpredictability of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is no more a beautiful place within a mile of a capital city centre than Holyrood Park. Wonderful views when you venture up round the Radical Road (3 and a 1/3 miles round trip). A lovely stroll or if you are a fitness type person try 3 times round in a brisk 2 hours. Lots of history to be... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Stopped off here as part of a bus tour, but found the place completely closed (and guarded by masses of police) as some royal person was in residence. I had flown up from Bristol, but the guy next to me was from Sydney Australia, so you can imaginge his coment on finding our way barred.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took the bus into Edinburgh and then walked a considerable distance to this site, only to learn that it was closed because the queen was coming in a week to open the parliament. We would have enjoyed walking the grounds, but we spent a great deal of time and shoe leather only to be disappointed.

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