Holyrood Park

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.

Holyrood Park

About Holyrood Park

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

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Upcoming Events at Holyrood Park

Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 2nd April 2022 - 3rd September 2022

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

Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 9th April 2022 - 10th September 2022

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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Take The High Road

Take The High Road

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 20th August 2022

Join a Ranger on a guided walk around Holyrood Park's High Road. Enjoy spectacular views and hear fascinating tales from Holyrood's past!
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Arthur’s Evening Walk

Arthur’s Evening Walk

Selected dates between 23rd June 2022 - 25th August 2022

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

Selected dates between 25th June 2022 - 17th September 2022

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, created by fire and ice!
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Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

4th September 2022

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.
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