The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project

Victorian developments had a major impact on Holyrood Park. Join us on a guided walk to discover more about these and the ideas behind them.

The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project

About The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice. All planned public events will also be postponed until further notice – full details of these can be found on our Events page in the coming days: historicenvironment.scot/whats-on.

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.

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The route is over 3 miles long and contains some slopes including one long, steeper section. Pavement surface is tarmac.

Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

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