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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

What a lovely park. And to think that Arthur's Seat jutting up in the middle is actually a volcano! We had gorgeous weather when we were there so it was a great visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Regardless of age…you must try to climb to top of Arthur's seat!!! There is different routes to the top….wear hiking shoes…bring water…pee before you set out….rest if you need to on the way up….then enjoy your reward….the view. Bring your camera!!

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh is very lucky to have its own mountain - or nearly so, right in the middle. It's possible to wander round here for an hour or two and feel really in the wilderness - with the plus that it's very hard to get lost. If you get good weather, you can see everything of Edinburgh's city and fabulous location... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

wonderful Service, comfortable rooms, good for Business, perfect facilities, quiet, just missed a Minibar

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Hereford, AZ
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for the fit to check out the views. There is Arthur's Seat for the really fit and adventurous but for the less fit, there is another trail that ends at Holyroodhouse Palace. It's still a climb over trails that have lots of rocks and uneven places but it offers a great view of the city... More

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Blackpool, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I was interested to see the rooms where Mary, Queen of Scots lived, and where Lord Darnley had David Rizzio killed. A fascinating house and the royal partments are beautiful. The gardens are lovely and the abbey ruins haunting. Amust see.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went there for a walk at the end of the day. just 15 minutes and you can enjoy stunning view on Edinburgh! We were planning to climb Arthur's seat - unfortunately we didn't have enough time... It is a nice place for a short break from the city.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Found the tour of the Abbey ruins very interesting . Also enjoyed the house . We paid to go into the Gallery , but I was disappointed as I expected there to be pictures , but it was all to do with poetry lariats . If you are into poetry then it's a must .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

So beautiful there guys!!! You absolutely should go! The best place for hugs, kisses. & a romantic pre-dinner walk ;) xxx Also a great museum there.. I learned so much about the Scottish history and culture that I instantly fall in love with the Scots :) x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Need your walking shoes. Views spectacular. Can do a circuit to pick up royal mile. Lost sight of the crag on a foggy day

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