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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 #9 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Visit holy rood park, lots to see. Pass holyrood palace and Edinburgh House of Parliament . One of the best parks in Edinburgh if not the best. Located off the high street. Great attraction for walkers cyclists and families wanting to feed ducks swans and geese. A great place to drive round and sit and get a view of the... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A place to visit if you wish to get away from the hustle of the city and if you fancy a climb you will be rewarded with great views over Edinburgh and beyond but a good pair of stout shoes or boots would be advisable and when you come down make sure you visit the café a real treat.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We did the lot, the gardens, the abbey and the palace itself. Really interesting. If you include the garden tour, you get to walk on the grass and get a good history lesson. The onsite cafe is lovely - not that dear and lovely food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Excellent. Cafe is first class and the rest of the House is well worth a visit. The menu for lunch was very good and service excellent too.

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Fort William
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a great escape from the bustle of the city with a good stretch to walk or just sit and relax in the better weather.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We loved this park. Climbed to Arthur's Seat 1 day, then Salisbury Crags on a different day. The best views of the city! The scenery was so amazing. For those who don't want to climb, you can stroll on the flat pathways in the park. There's a nice grassy field for relaxing as well. The park is 650 acres so... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great. Well worth a visit, stunning views overlooking city, especially at sunset. An good option for those that would find the walk to Arthur's seat too challenging.

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Haywards Heath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a wonderful tour, led by Keith, a young ma obviously proud of his heritage. A great potted history of Scotland for us sassenachs. Have often read about the murder off David Rizzio, it felt weird to be in the room where it happened. Don't miss this royal palace.

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London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
137 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful park with amazing views of the city. Make sure you save a lot of time to go there, as it is a massive park and also comfy shoes or boots.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Located near the base of Arthur's seat it has many beautiful views and a good place to take a dog for a walk or prepare you for a climb up the side of a extinct volcano.

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