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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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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #11 of 215 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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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 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I like to remember my visit to the Holyrood Park (and the Royal Palace) where and when one or everybody could feel "wrapped" in such a nice. quiet and romantic atmosphere and where so many beautiful pictures can be taken (and enjoyed later). I long to go back to lovely Edinburgj and I'll try it soon again. Bst regards &... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and well maintained, the park is lovely for a walk. It is very close to Holyrood Palace and Arthur's seat.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

very nice place to visit and very historical. Went on a quiet day so wasn't too busy. Lovely shop and tea-room but very expensive.

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Suffolk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

enjoyed this very much was a very interesting afternoon out and would recommend this as a place to visit

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The palace is full of historic information. Clean and beautifully presented. There is a feeling you are going into the Queens property. Gift shop good with products in a wide range of prices.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Like all the parks in Edinburgh this is huge and nice. we went there sat beside the water body. We didnt go for the hike...Good vies of the Parliament.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well kept and popular, so close to the downtown, yet worlds away. We liked the lovely ponds and walkways and the convenience of getting there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a bit climb to get up here, but the reward is so worth it. From the top you get a good view of the Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill and everything in between. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, as this is more like hiking than walking in the city.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is a must-visit place! When you climb all the way to the top, where the Arthur's seat locats, you close your eyes and let the wind brings you the heather, the lake, the ruins, the dogs you just saw on the way up. Then you open your eyes and enjoy the magnificent view of the city and the sea.... More

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Adlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

an insighte into Scottish Royal families. spend time to look & study the history. fantastic both inside & in the gardens

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