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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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“arthur's seat” (287 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH16 5BT, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I walked to the peak after going to the top of Arthurs seat which was an overall trop of 8 miles including the walk from the hotel so a good few hours but worth the walk as you get a great view of the city

Thank Karlitosway82
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice park, we walked some of the trails and also walked through the park to duddingston. No restrooms that we could find.

Thank Nanette L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Palace of Holyroodhouse sits right next to this lovely park. From many places in Edinburgh, you can catch a glimpse of this park, and it's a part of what makes the city so special. If you have time and aren't bothered by hikes or...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice small park with nice view, can go for run and it's right next to arthur seat and many other landmarks are nearby.

Thank Zakirul I
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour group I was in took us thru the Park in our Coach. Lots of people were out walking dogs, running, walking or just watching. It has a beautiful view of the area, and you forget you are even in a large city like...More

Thank DollyNcUsa
Reviewed 6 days ago

A windswept, hilly, public park, Holyrood Park is Edinburgh's largest park. With rocky crags, a loch, sweeping meadows and the ruins of a chapel, it reflects the natural landscape of Scotland. It is a great place to hike, bike or have a picnic especially in...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 6 days ago

awesome park. here you can go for a run, for a walk, with your bycicle, as a family... here you can escape from the hard times during your daily life.

Thank Karin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little park, close to Arthur's Seat so worth seeing at the same time you're there. The Hop on/off tour bus passes by here too so jump off and go explore :)

Thank Nataly D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike, especially in April when everything is in bloom. There are trails for everyone, some more steep than others.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This whole area with palace and gardens and park is a must do . I always am a bit upset when we can't take photos inside . But one gets to see the inside of the palace and the bedrooms ... dining halls. More austere...More

Thank zuni P
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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We will be visiting during the Royal Visit of the Queen (or at least during the time she Might visit). I know if she is in residence in Holyrood Palace, does that close Holyrood Park to tourist also.....or does Holyrood Park stay open year round even when the Queen visits? KL2000G
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
is there car parking on site / near
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