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.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Holyrood Park are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Holyrood Park

Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 3rd June 2020 - 26th August 2020

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.
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Holyrood Holiday Club - CANCELLED

Holyrood Holiday Club - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 1st July 2020 - 12th August 2020

Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!
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Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 4th July 2020 - 25th August 2020

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 - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 6th July 2020 - 29th August 2020

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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Arthur’s Evening Walk - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Evening Walk - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 9th July 2020 - 27th August 2020

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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Holyrood Family Adventure - CANCELLED

Holyrood Family Adventure - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 10th July 2020 - 9th August 2020

Discover more about Holyrood's wildlife, history and volcanic landscape with these fun filled sessions in the dramatic landscape of Holyrood Park.
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Language and Landscape: Holyrood Park - CANCELLED

Language and Landscape: Holyrood Park - CANCELLED

18th July 2020

Join an interpreter for a tour of Holyrood Park, including BSL and spoken word performances on 18th July!
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Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 21st August 2020 - 28th August 2020

Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
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Celtic Crag - POSTPONED

Celtic Crag - POSTPONED

5th September 2020

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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The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

6th September 2020

Victorian developments had a major impact on Holyrood Park. Join us on a guided walk to discover more about these and the ideas behind them.
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Parkaeology - POSTPONED

Parkaeology - POSTPONED

19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020

Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to our parkaeology event in Holyrood Park on 19th & 20th September!
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