There are not many cities where you will find an area that is so versatile for activities and lucky Edinburgh benefits from the beautiful Holyrood Park. Holyrood Park contains the hills known as Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury crags. The hills are popular with walkers, runners, joggers and cyclists alike as the circumference of the base is 5k.
Arthur’s seat is very easy to climb, accessed form many directions. The pathways are clear and well maintained. It is a safe walk to undertake with, energetic children, in tow. Once at the top you can view the whole of Edinburgh. Holyrood Park is also known as Queen’s Park or King’s Park, it contains three beautiful loch’s. Watch or feed the birds all year round and enjoy the park life in all seasons.
Holyrood Park is popular with Edinburgh residents because of it’s lush green open spaces, similar to The Meadows, the park is a hive of activity. You will find Edinburgh residents using the park for walks, jogging, running, training, picnics in the summer and sledging in the winter.
Tourists in the city usually find the park after visiting the Scottish Parliament or Holyrood Palace, as both can be found towards the Meadowbank end as the road through the park, Queens Drive, joins the bottom of the Royal Mile. For the energetic there is plenty open space to play frisbee or football, or simply walking around the base of Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags will stretch away those winter cobwebs.
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