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Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

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A royal park in the center of Edinburgh, Holyrood Park is the best place to get an overview of the Scottish city. Just 1.6 km (1 mi) from Edinburgh Castle, the park features hills, lochs, glens, and basalt cliffs that were once part of the royal deer-hunting grounds. Walking trails etch the park: Follow one up to the highest point in Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat. The seat rises 251 m (823 ft) over the city and provides a breath-taking view. Nestled between the hills is St. Margaret's Loch, where ducks, geese, and swans float. Nearby stand the ruins of an Augustinian abbey that was in use until the 16th century. You'll also find a cairn, a man-made stone pile, that commemorates the murder of a long-suffering wife and a chapel with mysterious origins. Holyrood Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • We went there for Samhuinn Fire Festival, it is very wide and the view is good. It’s a bit cold to go at night though. Would like to go again during daytime 
    We went there for Samhuinn Fire Festival, it is very wide and the view is good. It’s a bit cold to go at night though. Would like to go again during daytime  more »
  • this green hill on the edge of the city of Edinburgh is stunning. Squirrels and other animals are included in the visit. Worth a walk on the top .... with proper shoes! 
    this green hill on the edge of the city of Edinburgh is stunning. Squirrels and other animals are included in the visit. Worth a walk on the top .... with proper shoes!  more »
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  • What a great area so close to the city 🤩🍀 highly recommended going here when you are a fan of nature and hikes. Cool views from the hill top and just nice ways to explore the surrounding. Was stunned how close it is to the city and how well you can reach it by bus. We combined it with a visit of the Dr. Neil Gardens - also nice to do that
  • Lovely park You can catch sight of ducks and swan in the water body inside the park. Trail is relaxing and beautiful. Great view from hike on the mountain Easy hike for anyone who want to have a sight of beautiful landscape. You can also bring in some food as there is not much options around the park. Must visit for a great walk with amazing views

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