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“David is the best guide” 5 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 #10 of 207 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.
Sydney, Australia
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“David is the best guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

What an interesting day. Our guide David was just fantastic. It is a beautiful palace that you must see when in the area

Visited September 2014
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Edina, Minnesota
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“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is an opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy nice views of the city. Hike up and over ancient pastureland, hills, lochs, glens, and cliffs. It's a little microcosm of the landscape you can find all over this spectacular country. Do go!

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“Beauty within a City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Massive area for anything from Picnics to Hill Climbing. Sightseeing for Palace and Scottish Parliament and Loch if you would prefer to feed the Swans.

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“Great park with nice views of Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Royal Mile is Holyrood Park. Some nice monuments and a great over view of the city. A nice place to relax for a few minutes during the many miles of walking that makes up Edinburgh.

Visited September 2014
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“Not like other city parks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This park is awesome, where everything is wild. There are ponds, natural grasslands, and stone pathways. The views from the hills are incredible. Highly suggest a walk through this park. You won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2014
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