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Best trails in Holyrood Park

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Looking for a great trail in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Holyrood Park ranging from 2 to 2.4 miles and from 108 to 748 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Note: it has been reported the Radical Road is CLOSED due to a rockslide, however this does not mean you can not complete the hike to Arthur's Seat. Experience a proper hill walk in the heart of the city. Arthur's Seat's rocky summit towers over Edinburgh, with fabulous views in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is an oasis of calm as a retreat from the busy city. Arthur's Seat is the highest of a group of hills, formed from the remains of a volcano, that make up Holyrood Park. The summit is 251 metres high and surprisingly rocky and wild for a hill in the centre of a major city. Although it is popular, it still feels like a real get away from it all place.Show more
#2 - The Dry Dam to Saint Anthony's Chapel and Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Arthur's Seat's rocky summit towers over Edinburgh, with fabulous views in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is an oasis of calm as a retreat from the busy city. Arthur's Seat is the highest of a group of hills, formed from the remains of a volcano, that make up Holyrood Park. The summit is 251 metres high and surprisingly rocky and wild for a hill in the centre of a major city. Although it is popular, it still feels like a real get away from it all place.Show more
#3 - Arthur's Seat, Crow Hill and The NetherHill via Queen's Drive
Holyrood Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 58 m
#4 - Arthur's Seat and Saint Anthony's Chapel
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
A proper hill walk in the heart of the Edinburgh, with fabulous views in all directions. Arthur's Seat is the highest of a group of hills, formed from the remains of a volcano, that make up Holyrood Park. The summit is 251 metres high and surprisingly rocky and wild for a hill in the centre of a major city. This walk description allows you to drive (or get a taxi from the city) along The Queen's Drive allowing a less steep approach up the hill from Dunsapie Loch, ideal for those walking with children and dogs. There are some steps to climb, but there are no stiles on route. For those who are more adventurous you can start from the car park just south of the Scottish Parliament on Queen's Drive.Show more
#5 - Volunteers Walk and Pipers Walk to Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#6 - Crow Hill, Nether Hill, Arthur's Seat via The Dasses
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#7 - The Radical Road to Arthur's Seat [CLOSED]
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Note: The Radical Road is currently closed due to falling rock. For more information regarding the closure, please see https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/holyrood-park/park-roads/Show more