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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday

The park is the biggest in the city and also houses the Arthur's Seat. There are walks for each type of fitness freak. There is also a good cycling track that runs below the Arthurs seat. The paths are very well kept and there is...More

Thank rkmanchi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up Holyrood Park on our last day in Edinburgh and loved the views. We went there for sunset and took some amazing pictures :)

Thank NuriaOlmos
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you'd like some wide sweeping views of Edinburgh and the surroundings, climb to the top of the hill. It's not a difficult alk, though wear decent shoes. The day I went there was an ice cream truck parked at the bottome to reward your...More

Thank Kaurie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holyrood park is within walking distance of Edinburgh old town. It is an ideal place for walking, jogging and cycling. Don't forget to climb Arthur's seat!

Thank Liesl v
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this along with Arthur's Seat. It's breathtaking, in more ways than one (for asthmatics). We've heard it's best to do on a sunny day, but scheduling had us there in the mist & fog. We still enjoyed the trek and the scant views.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is beautifully preserved and audio guide gives many details. Mary Queen of Scots riveting story revealed in actual setting. More current details also presented, as this is the current seat for Official Visits by Queen Elizabeth II.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually preferred Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle but that was partly because it was much quieter at Holyrood. Still it is a beautiful location and the gardens plus the abbey are definite must see spots. Well worth a visit.

Thank mhap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been to the park on numerous occasions. Great local ancient history to view from the remains of an expelled volcano, ancient Celtic site remains at Dunsapie Fort. The old chapel remains on the north side to Arthur's Seat presiding over the park....More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for a nice ramble around cailbury crags is perfect for isn't too difficult a climb without too difficult a terrain tho a little steep in some parts and offers the most incredible views of the city, and is a perfect location to watch the sun...More

Thank michaelinman11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have a Nice view of Edinburgh, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill and the sea!

Thank DanieleZocca
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21 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