Dunsapie Loch

Dunsapie Loch, Holyrood Park
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Dunsapie Loch, Holyrood Park

A small artificial loch located between Dunsapie Hill and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. Created at the initiative of Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria, in 1844, it is fed with water from Alnwickhill in the south of the city.

Today, lying alongside the road at about 110m (361 feet) above sea level, the loch forms a popular location within the park which is often the starting point for an ascent to the top of Arthur's Seat. It supports plentiful wildfowl.

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