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Holyrood Park

128 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Karen
Karen
September 10, 2019
It has the best views of the city
Marina
Marina
February 6, 2020
The Scottish parliament, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's seat
D.L.
D.L.
August 30, 2019
A mini highlands in the middle of Edinburgh. Stunning views, a lake with swans and Arthur’s Seat at the very top.
Mehdi
Mehdi
July 24, 2019
Beautiful views of the whole city. This former volcano offers terrain to delight hikers of all levels. There are many cosy spaces throughout the park to just lay in the sun or enjoy the calm. A nice way to escape the city. If you want to explore different neighborhoods of the city, you can walk…
Alexander
Alexander
November 5, 2019
Located at the end of the Royal Mile, near Arthur's seat. This is a great place to visit.
Aleks
Aleks
August 4, 2019
Holyrood Park is a royal park in central Edinburgh, Scotland about 1 mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. It is open to the public. It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of gorse, providing a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape within its 650-acre area…

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Location
Scotland, EH8 8HG
Phone+44 131 652 8150