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“1/2 marathon”
Review of Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
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$70.26*
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Royal Edinburgh Ticket Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Edinburgh Castle...
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$236.45*
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Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On...
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #16 of 417 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We ran a 1/2 marathon in Edinburgh in April that started and finished at Holyrood Park. This was absolutely wonderful! Beautiful area and not at all what I expected from a Park.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Lovely place to stroll down to at the bottom of the royal mile. Shows you the magic of Edinburgh - one minute you're in the city, the next you're looking at an exting volcano and surrounded by greenlands and trees.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We hiked to the top of Holyrood Park and it was so enjoyable. It really gave you a great opportunity to look out at the City. It is a bit of a hike to reach the top but the views are unbelievable. I recommend it as one of the #1 things to do in Edinburgh. Best on a clear day.

Thank Erica O
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

regretfully we did not have much time to spend on the Hoyrood park but loved the typical Scottish flavor. we would love to return and do more trekking here

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Fun visit for us off-peak travelers. The "manage it yourself" audio tour was ample but not overwhelming. Nice glimpse into royal life as they visit their Scottish home-away-from-home.

Thank Penrose J
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