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 Amble

Arthur’s Amble

21st October 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.
Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

27th October 2018
Uncover the light and dark sides of Holyrood Park’s history of saints and sinners as you join us for a Halloween and All Saints’ Day walk on Saturday 27th October.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd November 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Craobhan: Trees

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Craobhan: Trees

4th November 2018
Learn about Gaelic traditions in this information session about poetry, traditions and identification of trees, followed by a guided walk in Holyrood Park.
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

18th November 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 Secrets - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

2nd December 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 Amble

Arthur’s Amble

16th December 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

Arthur’s Amble

27th December 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 Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

6th January 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

20th January 2019
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past.
Hot Rocks

Hot Rocks

27th January 2019
Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a longer guided walk to discover the fascinating geological history of Holyrood Park.
Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Secrets - Paws in the Park

3rd February 2019
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 Amble

Arthur’s Amble

17th February 2019
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.
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.

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