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Review of Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Ranked #27 of 433 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Holyrood Park and Arthur's seat are a must. You can walk, hike, play or just sit a relax in the beauty of a spot and its free.

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Such a rare and wonderful find to have a perfect, clean park with different levels of hiking/walking in a major city. At times, it felt as if I wasn’t in the city at all any longer until I got towards the top of one of the ridges and saw the amazing view of the city.

The best part is that you can create the perfect walk or hike depending on your mood or skill level making it accessible to almost everyone. On the day I visited it was busy, but not overly crowded and was being utilized by both locals and tourists alike so I can imagine that it gets pretty busy during the peak season.

The area is quite pretty, especially in spring as everything is in full bloom, but know the farther you go up, the stronger the wind will be depending on the day so bring layers.

Thank CuriousBinky
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Holyrood park and Palace really seem to opitimise Scotland. Rugged, towering landscapes and Impressive but dignified buildings say it all. The park is a magnificent space to wander and just take the air, with no restrictions. Sadly, the Palace was closed to the publicduring our brief time in Edinburgh, as a Royal visit was underway. However, I was great to see all the 'Pomp and ceremony' which accompanies such a visit. The Palace will certainly be on the visit list for our next trip.

Thank JTD052013
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The park is very peaceful yet colorful and its amazing panoramic sunset view from the hill will take your breath away. There are many paths to walk around the park. You may need a map or you can just choose the one you like. (that's what I did.) It's not very difficult to walk up there but wearing proper dress would help you a lot.

Note: I went there in April and the sunset was around 9 PM so (I think) there was no bus service anymore and it was very hard to find a taxi (or even people) around there.

Thank Lady_MayS
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Holyrood Park is really picturesque. It creates scenic beauty for Holyrood Palace and the Parliament Building. It is huge and has a number of walking trails you can follow. You need to follow a map if you intend to go unto Arthurs Seat which ll take lot of time and can only be done in good weather. Else you can follow any trail and enjoy the view and the scenic beauty with the lochs.

Thank Kamalpreet16
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