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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you can’t face climbing Arthur’s Seat, there are plenty of walks in Holyrood Park. Although busy around the Palace and Parliament, there are plenty of quieter walks. The walk through the park to Duddingston is well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonnieAnderson
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic place for long walks right at the edge of the center of Edinburgh ! Don't mis the Duddingston Village while around there !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank coastal58193265792
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful open space with a Royal Palace beside it, what's not to like. Acres of easy wandering to be had, a lovely loch with an awful lot of swans and great views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OnAir757926
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Royal Parkland is an oasis of tranquility right on the edge of the city. Explore the lochs and ruins, climb the crags and get a breath of fresh air in your lungs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank car0line_64
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant surprise and probably a highlight of my short stay in Edinburgh. Stunning views, fresh air, and plenty of walking tracks to explore. Highly Recommended (and it's free).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aral B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is really a beautiful hike. maybe not challenging if you are young but If you are not it is fine until you start climbing on the rocks and then it is challenging but so worth it for the view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frequenttravel32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Holyrood Garden is a quiet place for walks and enjoyment. Holyrood Palace is open to visitors when the Monarch is out. If the flag is down it is the sign that the Queen is away from the Palace and you are heartily welcome :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KseniaLoveUBritain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great walk or if you must a drive round this beautiful, full of character park. Right next to Arhur’s seat which is well worth climbing just for the stunning views.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jack7_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely nature with some great views all around you. Nice to take a break from the city. I love watching everyone coming here from tourists, dog walkers and runners.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sophiehazela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to get out of the more crowded areas of Old Town or even New Town, take in the natural areas around Edinburgh around the Palace and Arthur's Seat. Lovely area with plenty of parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 21, 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
March 30, 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