Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

About Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park Queen's Dr, Edinburgh East EH8 8HG
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Holyrood Park Website

Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh part of its distinctive skyline. The park contains a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years.

Because of this history the park is a Scheduled Monument and looked after by Historic Scotland. Due to its diverse flora and geology it is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Please respect the fragility of the park and help the Ranger Service when you visit by abiding by the park rules and regulations.

Highlights

The amazing view of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat – the park’s highest point at 251m above sea level – and the Salisbury Crags, world famous since their association with famous geologist James Hutton in the 1700s, which dominate the Edinburgh skyline.

Upcoming Events at Holyrood Park

Coolest Walk on Earth

Coolest Walk on Earth

24th February 2019
Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a three hour guided walk to discover how the landscape of Holyrood Park has been shaped and sculpted by ice through the ages.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd March 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

17th March 2019
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past.
MAD Seat 2019

MAD Seat 2019

31st May 2019
Climb Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, as many times as you can in a day and collect sponsorship in the form of pledges of sustainable habits instead of money!
The MoonWalk Scotland 2019

The MoonWalk Scotland 2019

8th June 2019
The MoonWalk Scotland is coming to town on Saturday 8 June. Have fun with the whole family by taking on a challenge which raises money & awareness for grant-making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk!
2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

28th July 2019
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on Sunday July 28th to Holyrood Park!
2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

28th July 2019
Come and have a bark in the park with your four-legged friend at Dog Jog Edinburgh on Sunday 28th July!

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