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

Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

19th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

20th June 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

23rd June 2018
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of Holyrood Park.
Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

24th June 2018
Sign up now for Cancer Research UK Race for Life 5K or 10K at Holyrood Park and help the fight to beat cancer!
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

25th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

26th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

27th June 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

2nd July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club: A ‘Sense’ of Place

Holyrood Holiday Club: A ‘Sense’ of Place

4th July 2018
Engage all your senses and explore the sights, sounds and smells of Holyrood Park as you take a hike to the summit of Arthur’s Seat.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

4th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

9th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

11th July 2018
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

11th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Lusan is Flùraichean : Plants & Flowers

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Lusan is Flùraichean : Plants & Flowers

13th July 2018
Come along on this guided walk to learn to identify and name the plants of Holyrood Park in Gaelic.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

16th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

17th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

18th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity

Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity

18th July 2018
Explore both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and discover some of the beasts that lurk in Holyrood Park. Ages 10-14.
SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series

SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series

22nd July 2018
The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series is returning to Holyrood Park on 22nd July. Join in the fun and help raise vital funds for Heart Research UK!
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

22nd July 2018
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

23rd July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

25th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Holyrood Holiday Club: Citizen Science: What’s the Buzz?

Holyrood Holiday Club: Citizen Science: What’s the Buzz?

25th July 2018
Join the Holyrood Rangers in surveying for bumblebees and butterflies and learn what makes these incredible creatures special.
2018 Edinburgh Dog Jog

2018 Edinburgh Dog Jog

29th July 2018
Come and have a bark in the park with your four-legged friend at Dog Jog Edinburgh on Sunday 29th July!
2018 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

2018 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

29th July 2018
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on July 29th to Holyrood Park!
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

30th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

31st July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

1st August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

1st August 2018
Step back to the time of the Iron Age Celts and try your hand at some traditional crafts at the Holyrood Holiday Club.
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

5th August 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

6th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

8th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin’ Bushcraft-y

Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin’ Bushcraft-y

8th August 2018
Join the Holyrood Rangers on 8th August for a day of outdoor skills in the woods. Suitable for ages 10-14.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

13th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

14th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

15th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

19th August 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

20th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

21st August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

27th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

28th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

29th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

31st August 2018
Learn about the fascinating world of Scottish bats in this information session in Holyrood Park. This event will be in Gaelic.
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
Roadblock Run

Roadblock Run

9th September 2018
Help raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland at The RoadBlock Friendly 7k Fun Run on 9th September in Holyrood Park!
Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

9th September 2018
Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.
Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

15th September 2018
It's Archaeology Day in Holyrood Park on 15th September so come and discover what life was like in the Iron Age!
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

22nd September 2018
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history.
The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run in Edinburgh

The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run in Edinburgh

29th September 2018
Join hundreds of runners, joggers and walkers taking on our new and improved 5K and 10K routes at Holyrood Park this September.

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