Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG
  • Box office 0131 652 8150
  • Opening times Open at all times; Holyrood Lodge Information Centre daily 9.30am–3pm.
  • Admission Free.
  • Website www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
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The main entrance to this large royal park, situated east of the city centre, is flanked by the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament Building. Its main feature is Arthur’s Seat, an 823-foot hill which has a number of smaller peaks and ponds surrounding it.

Events at this venue

There are 16 events at this location

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Arthur's Secret

Take a walk up Edinburgh's own volcanic plug and discover its past, present and wildlife. Moderately graded walk. Ages 8+. Booking is essential.

Sun 15 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 5 Nov

Free / 0131 652 8150

Dog-friendly event.

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 3 Dec

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Mar 2018

Bloodwise Reindeer Run

A festive fun run held in Holyrood Park. Choose to walk or run 1km, 5km or 10km. There's mince pies and mulled wine at the finish, with soft drinks for those under 18. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and you receive your very own reindeer antlers to wear on the day. The event raises funds for Bloodwise., the blood…

Sun 3 Dec

£12 (Children £6) / 0131 652 8150

Coolest Walk on Earth

A guided walk through Holyrood Park discovering how the magnificent geological features around Arthur's Seat and the crags were shaped and sculpted by ice. Booking is essential.

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Holyrood Histories: A Duddingston Dander

Learn about the fascinating history and heritage of Holyrood Park's south side from some local experts.

Sun 1 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Holyrood Histories: Crag and Tales

A festive shopping event showcasing Scottish food, drink and crafts.

Sun 10 Dec

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Holyrood Histories: The People's Park

A guided walk around Holyrood Park, in which you can learn about its history.

Sun 12 Nov

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Holyrood Holiday Club: Autumn Adventure

Experience the colours, flavours and sounds at the turning of the season. Suitable for ages 10 to 14.

Wed 18 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Hot Rocks

Learn more about the geological history of Holyrood Park on this guided walk. Booking is essential.

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Houses Great and Small

Find out more about historic houses and buildings.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Nordic Walking - Edinburgh

Whether you are looking to improve health, increase fitness levels, lose some weight, wish to learn a new activity or just have some fun, Nordic Walking is for you. This is a chance for anyone, young or old, fit or unfit, male or female, healthy or with medical conditions to try out this ever popular activity. Our…

Tue 26 Sep

£50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Fit Class (outdoor exercise class)

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Wed 27 Sep

£7.50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Walking - Holyrood Park

  • 10:30 – 11:45

Tue 3 Oct

£50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Fit Class (outdoor exercise class)

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 12 more dates until 15 Nov

The Ovarian Cancer Walk

Target Ovarian Cancer's 5k or 10k sponsored walks. Choose your distance, choose your pace and help raise money. Registration fee includes t-shirt and medal.

Sun 1 Oct

£12.50 (Children £5) / 0131 652 8150

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Saints and Sinners

A Halloween walk in which you can hear all about the park's dark history. Booking is essential.

Sat 28 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sensing and Sensibility

An exploration of a 3D imaging survey of Holyrood Park.

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Volcano Fun Day

Family activity day based around volcanoes extinct, dormant and active, with hands-on activities and walks up our own volcano, Arthur's Seat.

Sat 7 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Watch Out Toads About

Help the park rangers as they safely carry the toads across Holyrood's roads to their spring breeding grounds. Afterwards there are games and activities to find out more about toads and their spring migration. Booking is essential.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 08:30 – 10:00

Fri 30 Mar 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 08:30 – 10:00

Sat 31 Mar 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 08:30 – 10:00
…and 183 more dates until 30 Sep 2018

Reviews & features

The best parks and green spaces in Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

Extinct volcanoes, hidden gardens and urban parks in the capital

Edinburgh is a capital blessed with an abundance of green spaces, from extinct volcanoes to hidden gardens – all ideal spots to take time out and recharge your batteries

Take Me Out

2 Apr 2009

From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid

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