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“Little made of a fantastic opertunity” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland (Holyrood/Scottish Parliament)
+44 (0)131 652 8150
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Ranked #9 of 198 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Parks, Castles
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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“Little made of a fantastic opertunity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I walked up Arther's mount today it was sunny and the views were good.
The car park was free. However the paths up to the top were very very poor. At the top you need the ability of a mountain goat.
I'm sorry Edinburgh but you have a potential gem but failed to polish it.

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“Lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Really nice park and interesting if you are into the Royals. Better with nice weather, which is hard to get in Scotland!

Visited February 2012
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“A peaceful drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Unless you have a day to spare, you need a car. And even then, the driver does not get the full picture. Allow 1 hour at least to drive round slowly. Plenty of (free) stopping places. I suggest taking binoculars.

Visited February 2012
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“great veiw”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

this a great place to take in all edinburgh from the top of arthur seat which has some awesome veiws of the city and is a lovely park for a picnic.

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful escape from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A peaceful and lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Walk up Arthur's Seat for stunning views or walk to Duddingston and the 'Sheep's Heid' Pub where you'll find great food.

Visited November 2012
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