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Holyrood Park Edinburgh Reviews
Feb 18, 2007
Edinburgh has the distinction of having a sort of mountain stuck slap bang in the middle of it. When I say mountain I suppose I mean very big hill with some steep looking cliffs. And by 'slap bang in the middle' I mean just on the edge of the town centre.
None the less it's in much closer vicinity than anything you'd find in other cities. Apparently it's the result of some volcanic activity way back in time which threw up these impressive looking lava outcrops.
The solution to having such a large edifice in the middle of your city is obviously to build a park around it. Thus within minutes of being right in the heart of Edinburgh you can be strolling along the countryside-esqe roads and pathways of this large grassland or even be making the rather steep looking climb up the summit of Arthur's Seat (as the volcanic outcrop is known in these parts.)
It being a rather cold and blustery day on our visit we declined the opportunity for mountaineering but the park is the ideal place for a leisurely afternoon stroll which seems a very popular pastime for Edinburgians (is that what residents are called?).
Worth a visit if you fancy a casual stroll on a relaxing afternoon.
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