Parkaeology

Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to Historic Environment Scotland's parkaeology event in Holyrood Park on 7th and 8th September!

Parkaeology

About Parkaeology

Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to our parkaeology event in Holyrood Park.

Holyrood is home to nationally important archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Meet some of the archaeologists responsible for looking after these precious and fragile archaeological remains, hear first-hand about exciting research projects and have a go at hands-on activities.

There's even an opportunity to visit our dig taking place in the park!

Free event, no booking required.

Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Parkaeology are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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