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- Palace of Holyroodhouse From Arthur's Seat

Palace of Holyroodhouse From Arthur's Seat

The area beside the Palace of Holyroodhouse used to be a park for royal hunting. These days, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags are open spaces used by locals and tourists for brisk, bracing walks - and magnificent views over the city.

The volcanic plug rises to over 800 feet and the open space has a circumference of four miles, yet it is in the middle of the city. If you don't have the energy to walk round Arthur's Seat, there is a roadway (one way only) with parking places at the good viewpoints. There is a short walk from the car park to the "Radical Road" an area which features in Sir Walter Scott's "The Heart of Midlothian". This photo of the Palace was taken from this road.

See also Places to Visit - Arthur's Seat for more information.

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