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.

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There are 18 events at this location

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Arthur's Adventure

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Find out about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so special. This is a strenuous walk…

Sat 25 Apr

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Sat 16 May

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Mon 1 Jun

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

…and 15 more dates until 29 Aug

Arthur's Amble

Come along on a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Find out about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7 000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so…

Sat 21 Mar

0131 652 8150

Sat 4 Apr

0131 652 8150

Sat 30 May

0131 652 8150

…and 16 more dates until 26 Aug

Arthur's Evening Walk

Come along on an evening stroll around Holyrood Park. Join our Rangers on this guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Find out about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7,000 years ago up until the present day. When booking your place, please include:

Thu 4 Jun

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Thu 11 Jun

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Thu 18 Jun

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

…and 9 more dates until 27 Aug

Arthur's Secrets

Join us on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice. Find out about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so special. When emailing to book your place, please…

Sat 7 Mar

0131 652 8150

Tue 21 Apr

0131 652 8150

Tue 28 Apr

0131 652 8150

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Conservation Work Days

This is your chance to help maintain your local environment for the benefit of wildlife and park users. Accompany a Ranger and hep them cut back gorse in Holyrood Park. Tools and full training will be provided on the day. Please note that cutting back gorse is a physically challenging activity and access will involve…

Wed 11 Mar

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Dawn Chorus

Reward an early start by experiencing one of nature's great events and discover more about the birds headlining the performance. When booking your place, please include: Your name and contact telephone number Name and date of the event you'd like to attend The number of spaces you'd like to reserve

Sun 10 May

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Easter Eggsploration

Join the rangers of Holyrood Park for an Easter themed orienteering session. Learn simple mapping and orienteering skills and take part in an Easter egg hunt throughout the park Aimed at ages 10-14yrs. When booking your place, please include: Your name and contact telephone number Name and date of the event…

Wed 8 Apr

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Scotland's largest running festival of its kind with seven races to choose from over two days including the marathon, team relay and junior races.

Sat 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 652 8150

Elements in the Park

Historic Environment Scotland is at the forefront of heritage science across the world and this year is contributing to the Edinburgh Science Festival. Join our Rangers and experts for a guided walk through Holyrood Park to explore how innovative science techniques help us to better understand how the elements have…

Sat 11 Apr

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Foraging in the Park

The Gaelic language holds a rich store of knowledge and folklore connected to our natural environment. At this event, we'll be joined by an expert forager and a Gaelic language officer to explore the amazing flora of Holyrood Park. It is sure to be a treat for all the senses! This event will be delivered in…

Sun 7 Jun

£10 (£8; Children £5) / 0131 652 8150

Journey Inside Edinburgh’s Volcano

Join an expert Geologist from the University of Edinburgh and a Holyrood Park Ranger to learn more about this beautiful site in Scotland’s capital. Uncover more about Edinburgh’s volcano and discover some of the Park’s geological riches and their connection to James Hutton. When booking your place, please include…

Sun 17 May

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Language and Landscape: A Workshop

Join us in a discussion about how special events at heritage sites might be used to promote BSL, supporting the aim of the 2015 BSL (Scotland) Act – to incorporate Deaf people fully into all aspects of public life, from early education to culture and the arts. Lunch will be provided, and there will be a ranger-led tour…

Sat 4 Apr

0131 652 8150

Language and Landscape: Holyrood Park

Explore Holyrood Park, as myth and history are brought to life through speech and British Sign Language Performance. The event will be fully interpreted. No knowledge of sign language required. This is a free guided tour.

Sat 18 Jul

0131 652 8150

MAD Seat

Challenge yourself to climb Arthur's Seat as many times as you can in six hours, 12 hours or 24 hours.

Fri 29 May

£25–£35 (Children free) / 0131 652 8150

The MoonWalk Scotland

A sponsored nocturnal power walk to raise funds to combat breast cancer. As an added bonus, all participants are invited to walk in their bras (and that includes the men). Distances range from 6.55 miles up to 52.4 miles.

Sat 6 Jun

£25–£49.50 / 01483 741430

  • 20:00 – 14:00

Nettle Craft

Love them or hate them, stinging nettles are an important part of the Scottish landscape and have been used by people for a long time. Come and learn the about their many uses and benefits, from soup to string! When booking your place, please include:

Wed 15 Apr

Free Booking essential / 0131 652 8150

Parkaeology

Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to our parkaeology event in Holyrood Park. Holyrood is home to nationally important archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Meet some of the archaeologists responsible for looking after these precious and fragile archaeological remains, hear first-hand about…

Sat 19 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

Sun 20 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

Race for Life

Join the UK's largest women-only fundraising event and walk, run, jog or dance 5 or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 5k event is suitable for all levels of ability and Race For Life provide you with a training plan and sponsorship pack to get you started.

Sun 21 Jun

£14.99 (Ages 6–15 £10; under 6s free) / 0845 600 6050

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