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The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project

Sunday 18 September 2022

Holyrood Park

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert loved the Scottish Highlands and they wanted to turn Holyrood Park into a reflection of this, right in the middle of Edinburgh. Their vision involved a great number of ambitious engineering projects and allowed local people to access the park. 

This guided walk will visit many of the Victorian landscape improvement sites from lochs to roads in Holyrood park.

Content is aimed at ages 12 and up.

The route is over 3 miles long and contains some slopes including one long, steeper section. Surface is tarmaced pavement.

Local roads and car parks may be subject to closures.

Sunday 18 September 2022


Free but booking essential


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