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.

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

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

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


Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 23rd June 2024

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


Arthur’s Amble

Selected dates between 28th April 2024 - 7th July 2024

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!


Take The High Road

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on one of their favourite routes through Holyrood Park.


Arthur’s Evening Walk

9th June 2024 - 25th August 2024

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!


The Great Willy Waddle Edinburgh - Charity Fun Run - CANCELLED

15th June 2024

Grab your friends, don your inflatable penis costume (suit provided for you to keep!) and waddle, jog or walk the 2k route through Holyrood Park for Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer!


Walk For A Cure

23rd June 2024

Join Alzheimers Research UK on 23rd June for this 5k walk and explore the stunning landscape and rich history of Holyrood Park, nestled beneath the majestic Arthur’s Seat.


MoonWalk Scotland 2024 - Event Volunteers Needed!

7th September 2024

Join our night-time party and lots of other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 7th September 2024 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh!


Celtic Crag

22nd September 2024

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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