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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A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

Ionnsaich mu ialtagan na h-Alba, ciamar a chleachdas sibh inneal-lorg, is rùraich Pàirc an Ròid air an oidhche is feuch gun lorg sibh iad. Thèid an tachartas seo a lìbhrigeadh sa Ghàidhlig. Learn about the fascinating world of Scottish bats. An information session and a brief training on how to use a bat detector will be…

Fri 31 Aug

£5 (£4; Children £3) / 0131 652 8150

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Archaeology Day

Discover what life was like in the Iron Age by meeting characters from the past and trying your hand at skills from the period. Join a druid for walks into the past where you’ll meet many colourful characters. Discover some artefacts uncovered within Holyrood.

Sat 15 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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 7 000 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 and…

Mon 6 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 16:00

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…

Wed 1 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Wed 8 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Wed 15 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 29 Aug

Arthur's Amble - Paws in the Park

Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch. 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…

Sun 19 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Arthur's Amble -Sunday Special

Another chance to join our popular guided walks. 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…

Sun 22 Jul

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Arthur's Secrets

Come along 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 7 000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so special.

Tue 7 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Arthur's Secrets-Sunday special

Another chance to join our popular guided walks. 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 special.

Sun 5 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Celtic Crag

Join a ranger for a guided walk, where we'll delve into the Park's rich Celtic past to uncover the reality behind the myths. Discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.

Sun 9 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Go Bats!

Join us for a night time walk around the palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants. Bat detectors will be available to help us track down these elusive creatures, but don't forget to bring a torch!

Sat 25 Aug

£5 (£4; Children £3) / 0131 652 8150

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Go Bats!

Join us for an informative chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.

Fri 7 Sep

£5 (£4; Children £3) / 0131 652 8150

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Historical Holyrood Foraging

Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this informative and fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history. Sure to be a delight for all the senses. Booking essential.

Sat 22 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Holyrood Holiday Club: Citizen Science: What's the Buzz?

Join the Holyrood Rangers in surveying for bumblebees and butterflies and learn what makes these incredible creatures special. Aimed at ages 10-14.

Wed 25 Jul

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Holyrood Holiday Club: Gettin' Bushcraft-y

Come join our rangers for a day of outdoor skills in the woods. Build a shelter, learn natural fire-lighting skills and try your hand at whittling. Ages 10-14.

Wed 8 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the 'bug' for biodiversity

Explore both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and discover some of the beasts that lurk there. Aimed at ages 10-14.

Wed 18 Jul

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

Step back to the time of the Iron Age Celts and celebrate the ancient harvest festival of Lughnasadh. Try your hand at some traditional crafts, make some bread and take part in the games of Lugh. Aimed at ages 10-14.

Wed 1 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00 – 14:00

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.

Sat 29 Sep

£12.50 (Children £5) / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00

Subway Helping Hearts Family 5k

A 5K run with an obstacle course, fun family events and a free sandwich.

Sun 22 Jul

£8 in advance, £10 on the day (under 12s free) / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:30 – 14:00

The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K Fun Run

Fun run for all the family. At the 4.5K mark there is the option to enter the Field of Fresh, a giant inflatable obstacle course. All proceeds raised, including your entry fee, help to support the Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants scheme

Sun 22 Jul

£12 (Under 12's free) / 020 7711 6891

  • 10:30 – 14:00

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