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“Opposite the castle”
Review of Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Ranked #28 of 449 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 18 August 2017

Holyrood Palace is at the opposite end of the Royal Mile. It seemed like a bit of a walk, due to the crowds.
The castle was very crowded, so Holyrood was quieter. The castle is a fortress. The Palace is for royalty showing off. I enjoyed the audio tour of it very much. No photos allowed inside the Palace.

Thank Deb F
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Wonderful urban park with hiking trails through the Salisbury crags and up to Arthur's seat. Even if you don't do the climb up to Arthur's Seat, it's a wonderful park with many trails for all levels.
Take advantage of free ranger-guided tours sponsored by the park (book online) to learn about the Geology and botony of the park.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Take a freash breath with a nice calm walk at this park.. a nature place within the city..
Get the steps to the top and enjoy Arthur's seat..

Thank Hassan H
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful running and biking trails all through the park. Loved coming here for our morning work out.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Quiet green space in the city to relax. Weekend can be slightly crowded. Good view for city landscape

Thank 924jyl
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