Trips To Edinburgh (Part 3) – Holyrood ParkApril 1, 2011 No Comments
TRIPS TO EDINBURGH SCOTLAND – HOLYROOD PARK
Holyrood Park at the east part of Edinburgh is an excellent place for mild hiking. Known also as Queen’s Park, Holyrood Park is a good place for natureBest Gardens in The World. Read more ... » lovers. The park was built in 1541 and in the area there are hills, lochs, glens, etc. Holyrood Park is easily accessed a few minutes walking from Edinburgh Old Town.
There is a hill in the center of the park called Arthur’s Seat. It is a good experience to climb and take a walk on the hill. The view from on the hill is really amazing.
Edinburgh, Scotland | Holyrood Park view from top
Take a visit to Holyrood Palace, an official residence of the monarch in Scotland. This palace is open for public throughout the year except for when members of the Royal Family are in residence. After you visit the Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from up there. You get a panoramic view of Edinburgh’s greatest sites like the castle and Carlton’s Hill. And then u can run down the hill and lay on the grass, relaxing or having a picnic there.
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Alternatively you can walk around the Park and in a short distance you can reach Duddingston. For nature lovers it’s a great place to visit, like a village in the heart of the city with a beautiful lake and a beautiful pub nearby where u can take a seat and enjoy the barbeque on a sunny day.
Edinburgh, Scotland | Lake in Holyrood Park
Living in Edinburgh provides you with the opportunity to plan day trips to the famous Highlands of northern Scotland. Almost every hotel will provide you with the information. In my opinion it’s a must do trip. The beauty of the area is unique. The lochs (lakes) and the hills are succeeding one another. And of course you will have the chance to take a cruise and search for the famous Nessie, notoriously inhabiting Loch Ness. The people are very friendly around the area and you will certainly have the chance to meet Scottish men wearing the traditional kilt in their everyday life.
Another day trip that you can take is to visit the nearby city of Glasgow. There is a bus connecting the 2 biggest Scottish cities every 1 hour.
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