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“Beautiful” 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.
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Beautiful park, lovely walk and amazing scenery in the middle of the city. We were blessed with lovely weather so we were lucky!

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“A real Royal experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Visited Holyrood on my second visit to Edinburghthe tour was excellent with lots of historical and current information. I rate it a better tour than the Castle!

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“Great walk, run or stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Huge park at the back of the Queen's home in Edinburgh. Lots of picnickers, dog walkers, joggers, walkers, kite flyers and sightseers to be found here. Great area to enjoy

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Large Royal residence where the public are allowed to visit & view galleries with an audio tour informing visitors of exhibits

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Not just a park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Rolling lawns with lots of space for many to hang out, some rough scrub for the dogs to play in, an easy walk up the Salisbury Crags for a truly spectacular view across Edinburgh, or more of a climb up Arthur's Seat if you're not scared of slipping on mud! What a great place to relax, play, keep fit...

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