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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In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice. All planned public events will also be postponed until further notice – full details of these can be found on our Events page in the coming days: historicenvironment.scot/whats-on.

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 3rd October 2021 - 6th March 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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Remarkable Sights from Arthur’s Seat

Remarkable Sights from Arthur’s Seat

16th October 2021 - 10th April 2022

Get out of the hustle-and-bustle of Edinburgh for a day as you take in stunning views of the city from Arthur's Seat and discover Edinburgh's unique history and folklore with a local guide!
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