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Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland (South Side)
+44 (0)131 652 8150
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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #7 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Owner description: Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the...
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Type: Castles, Parks, Outdoors
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 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Walking the Salisbury Crags (under the big cliff) should be on the list of every tourist coming to Edinburgh - it's an easy walk suitable for most everybody and you get some great views over the city and beyond. Make sure you do this even if you climb the Arthur's Seat as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Very good attraction with lots of history from Mary Queen of Scots up to our present Queen who stays here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Wasn't intending to visit but was near arthurs seat and it was raining so paid a visit. Was impressed with the history and grandness of the rooms. The cathedral ruins in the gardens were amazing. Worth a visit

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We walked around Holyrood Park up to Arthur's Seat. We have a great time wandering around. It is quite an iconic Scottish scene!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Fortunately we had a car that we were able to drive around the whole park in. I would have been a long walk which we didn't gave time for. There are all sorts of aspects to take in of Edinburgh, truly fabulous. We were there early in the day in winter so there was plenty of parking at lots of... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Take a hike! Litterally, take a hike in the park. It's beautiful and free and beautiful! So yeah, just take a walk in the park and you'll love Edinburgh just a little bit more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What a treat locals have on their doorstep. The beautiful, rugged countryside only a stones throw from the city. Absolutely huge, you could wander around the park for the whole day, or simply walk up to the summit and take in the spectacular views all around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Absolutely fabulous house. Go at Christmas time as there were trees decorated in every room. The house was warm and bright as we walked round with audio info units which gave us info about each room. But when we walked up narrow stairs to the private rooms where Mary had resided, the rooms were very cold and there was a... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Holyrood Park / Palace is a 'Living , Used and Alive' Royal palace. It's a wee bit off the beaten track (especially if one has just spent 4 hours at Edinburgh Castle :>) There were not the crowds so there was time to just sit or stand and absorb the 'feel' of history old & modern. seeing mary Queen of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you have time in Edinburgh, want to relax , take a picnic. Lovely walk and views... Just at the bottom of the mile.... Also not that far to walk up Arthurs seat for some great views

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