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“Historic Holyrood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland (Southside & Holyrood)
+44 (0)131 652 8150
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #15 of 460 things to do in Edinburgh
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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“Historic Holyrood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Beautoful grounds and grand historical house. Nicely done tour of the house. I'm not so sure about the "re-enactors". That seemed a but Disney to me.

Visited August 2012
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“Very steep, but cool place in the middle of Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It was cool to still see such a place in the middle of medieval Edinburgh, only downside is the steepness of the hill

Visited May 2012
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“Wonderful urban escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a really great park within a city. You can actually go hiking up some significant hills. The views are spectacular.

Visited July 2012
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“Opoulance Abounds!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The friendliness of the staff and the helpful knowledge of the room stewards. The free Audio Guide was excellent. The Royal State Apartments are very beautiful as you would expect palace rooms to be. Because it was winter time the Gardens were closed.

Visited January 2013
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“Great Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Hollyrood Park is a beautiful natural park with plenty to see. It's a challenging walk if you want it to be (see Arthur's Seat) but it's a pleasant stroll if that's what you're looking for.

Visited January 2013
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