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Holyrood Park (aka Queen's Park) is a royal park in central Edinburgh created in 1541 by James V from the twelfth century hunting estate of the Palace of Holyrood. It encompasses the extinct volcano... Read More
Holyrood Park (aka Queen's Park) is a royal park in central Edinburgh created in 1541 by James V from the twelfth century hunting estate of the Palace of Holyrood. It encompasses the extinct volcano of Arthur's seat and Salisbury and Duddingston crags, three small lochs, two natural springs, and a wide expanse of unique flora and fauna making it a truly wild oasis within the city. There is also the picturesque ruin of St Anthony's chapel and the rather more imposing ruin of Holyrood Abbey built by David I during the tenth century. Arthur's seat is the highest point in Edinburgh and offers some spectacular views of the city and there are walks to suit all levels of expertise within the park including the gently rising Queen's drive which offers access for vehicles and wheelchair users.
Holyrood Park Rd
- Daily Open 24 Hours
- Parks: "Holyrood Park is a must see sight for anyone with an interest in geology and archeology thanks to the extinct volcano of Arthur's seat and the majestic Salisbury crags on which the remains of four iron ages forts are still visible."
- Best for Parks Because: Holyrood Park offers wonderful views of the city and is a great place to explore for adults and children alike.