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Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park is a royal park located in the city center. Sometimes it is called the King's Park or Queen's Park. There are three lakes and two natural sources: Source of St. Margaret and the Source of St. Antoni. The park houses historic buildings and facilities, such as the Royal Palace of Holyrood, the Chapel of St. Anthony from the 15th century and the ruins of the 12th-century Augustian abbey.

In the center of the park rises Arthur's Seat, or Mount Arthur, which is the highest point of Edinburgh with a height of 251 m. According to legend, King Arthur observed from this hill the defeated battle of his army with the Picts tribe.

In turn, at the eastern border of the park you can see the so-called Muschat Mound, built in the eighteenth century as an expression of human repugnance to the murder that occurred in 1720. Nichol Muschat, a local surgeon, brutally murdered his wife, claiming that she was already bored.


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Queen's Drive EH8 8HG Edinburgh , United Kingdom