Queen's Drive

A road which encircles the hills within Edinburgh's Holyrood Park, the Queen's Drive is known as one of the finest carriage drives in Europe. Although the northern (Duke's Walk) and western sections existed by the mid-18th C. the drive as we see it today was laid out 1843-48 on the instructions of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. From its lowest point to the east of Palace of Holyroodhouse, the road rises sharply onto the eastern and southern flanks of Arthur's Seat (251m / 823 feet). The higher portions give spectacular views over the city.

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