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 Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

20th April 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

23rd April 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

Arthur’s Amble

27th April 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.
Wildlife Photography for Beginners

Wildlife Photography for Beginners

28th April 2019
Bring your camera to Holyrood Park and the Bawsinch nature reserve and learn how to get the best shot from a local wildlife photographer.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

30th April 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

4th May 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th May 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

Arthur’s Amble

11th May 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.
Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

11th May 2019
Reward an early start by experiencing one of nature's great events and discover more about the birds headlining the performance at Holyrood Park on 11th May!
Journey Inside Edinburgh’s Volcano

Journey Inside Edinburgh’s Volcano

12th May 2019
Join an expert Geologist from Edinburgh University and a Holyrood Park Ranger to learn more about this beautiful site in Scotland’s capital!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

14th May 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

18th May 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Spring Wildlife Walk

Spring Wildlife Walk

19th May 2019
Join the rangers on a spring walk around Holyrood Park, learn about the amazing flora and fauna and discover why spring is a great time to visit.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

21st May 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

Arthur’s Amble

25th May 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.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

28th May 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
MAD Seat 2019

MAD Seat 2019

31st May 2019
Climb Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, as many times as you can in a day and collect sponsorship in the form of pledges of sustainable habits instead of money!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

1st June 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

3rd June 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

4th June 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

Arthur’s Amble

5th June 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.
The MoonWalk Scotland 2019

The MoonWalk Scotland 2019

8th June 2019
The MoonWalk Scotland is coming to town on Saturday 8 June. Have fun with the whole family by taking on a challenge which raises money & awareness for grant-making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

8th June 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.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

10th June 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

11th June 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

Arthur’s Amble

12th June 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.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

17th June 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

18th June 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

Arthur’s Amble

19th June 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.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd June 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.
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

23rd June 2019
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of Holyrood Park.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

24th June 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

25th June 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

Arthur’s Amble

26th June 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.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

1st July 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

3rd July 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

6th July 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.
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

7th July 2019
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

8th July 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

9th July 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

10th July 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

10th July 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.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

13th July 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

15th July 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

16th July 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

17th July 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

17th July 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.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

20th July 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.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

22nd July 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

23rd July 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

Arthur’s Amble

24th July 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.
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

24th July 2019
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

27th July 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

28th July 2019
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on Sunday July 28th to Holyrood Park!
2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

28th July 2019
Come and have a bark in the park with your four-legged friend at Dog Jog Edinburgh on Sunday 28th July!
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

29th July 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

30th July 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

31st July 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

31st July 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.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

3rd August 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.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

5th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

6th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Holyrood Holiday Club

Holyrood Holiday Club

7th August 2019
Check our all the great free Holyrood Holiday Club events for ages 10 to 14 years on during the summer!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

7th August 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.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Women’s Tour of Scotland: Stage Three - Edinburgh

Women’s Tour of Scotland: Stage Three - Edinburgh

11th August 2019
The Women's Tour of Scotland is set to be an outstanding world class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture! Cheer on the racers as they start and finish in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park!
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

12th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

13th August 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

Arthur’s Amble

14th August 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.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

17th August 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.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

19th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

20th August 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

Arthur’s Amble

21st August 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.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

24th August 2019
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

26th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

27th August 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

Arthur’s Amble

28th August 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.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

31st August 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.
The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project

The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project

1st September 2019
This guided walk on Sunday 1st September will visit many of the Victorian landscape improvement sites from lochs to roads in Holyrood park.
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

6th September 2019
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
Parkaeology

Parkaeology

7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019
Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to Historic Environment Scotland's parkaeology event in Holyrood Park on 7th and 8th September!
Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

14th September 2019
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.
Military March Guided Walk

Military March Guided Walk

22nd September 2019
Join a ranger to discover over 4000 years of military activity in Holyrood Park, from the Bronze Age up to the Falklands conflict in this guided walk on 22nd September!

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