The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

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 - POSTPONED

About The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

6th September 2020
1pm - 4pm
Holyrood Park
Holyrood Park Queen's Dr, Edinburgh East EH8 8HG
Free but booking essential
Call 01316528150
Visit the event website here

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.

When booking your place, please include:

Your name and contact telephone number

Name and date of the event you'd like to attend

The number of spaces you'd like to reserve

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

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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