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Holyrood Park

1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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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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  • Average4%
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“arthur's seat” (306 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good workout & nice atmosphere Good for health & great for viewing the city in 360deg Must visit the place

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was like all of Scotland green and beautiful. They had a really interesting g display about tapestries as well. A great look a castle life. Lovely place

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to walk around. Nice how green the whole park is and gives you wonderful views of the Capital city.

Thank JillFerg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holyrood Park is a great hill near the city center of Edinburgh. We had a nice hiking at the park for about two hours. The view was great and we really enjoyed it, until the end of the walk. After we came down the hill,...More

Thank atwater5122
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easier than Arthurs seat but still need a few hours to walk it worth it though for the great views of the city and a peek at Holyrood gardens

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice walk and scenery. Good track to walk on so not too much rough terrain and is fine with just normal trainers.

Thank Vanessa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is like being in the highlands but is only a short walk and is in the city. One of the largest urban parks in Europe, it has many walking trails and paths, filled with meadows, cliffs, ponds and beautiful spaces.

Thank lmiles436
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to be ready to take a long walk, but The view from the top Of The hill is breath taking. You can ammire The entire city and breath some fresh air.

Thank simona s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town fun walk. Can be as flat or challenging as you wish for it to be. Families walking. Well worth doing

Thank wassermanmike522016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learning about the history of this site was very worthwhile. At the bottom of the Royal Mile it was easily accessible.

Thank Red033
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22 January 2017|
Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
The majority of Holyrood Park would remain open to pedestrian access, although small areas around the Palace may experience restrictions from time to time. There will be vehicle restrictions on Garden Party day. And there... More
30 March 2015|
Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Hi, yes there there are a few car parks at Holyrood Park. There is a car park next to Holyrood Palace, which you will need to pay for. There is also a free option which is slightly futher up Authur's Seat. I hope this... More