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 10 events at this location

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Archaeology Day

Discover what life was like in the Iron Age by meeting characters from the past and trying out 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 Park.

Sat 16 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00

Arthur's Secrets

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 6 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 8 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 15 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 Aug

Celtic Crag

Discover what life was like in Holyrood Park 2000 years ago, when it was home to Celtic tribes, on this guided walk. Booking is essential.

Sun 3 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 13:30

Foraging in Historical Holyrood

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.

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Go Bats!

Join us for an informative talk, followed by a gentle stroll around the Royal Park and try spot some of our nocturnal visitors.

Sat 26 Aug

£5 (£4; Children £3) / 0131 652 8150

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Holyrood Holiday Club: Volcanoes, Wildlife & Adventure

Join our Rangers for some holiday fun and investigate some of the things that make the park special. Learn about ancient people, hunt for wildlife, explore volcanos, adventure to the top of the hill and learn some bush craft skills. Suitable for children aged between 10 to 14.

Wed 2 Aug

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 10:00

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…

Fri 28 Jul

£50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Fit Class (outdoor exercise class)

  • 12:45 – 13:45

Tue 1 Aug

£50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Fit Class (outdoor exercise class)

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Wed 2 Aug

£7.50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Walking - Holyrood Park

  • 10:30 – 11:45
…and 13 more dates until 13 Sep

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

The RoadBlock Run

RoadBlock Run returns with another race filled with obstacles for runners to navigate in aid of a variety of charities including Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. Prizes for fastest males, females and teams, as well as a special prize for runners in fancy dress. Participants are asked to raise an additional £40 in…

Sun 10 Sep

£9–£16 / 0300 1212 999

  • 11:00

Using Your Ears: Bat Detectives

Join a Ranger and Anne Youngman of the Bat Conservation Trust for a more in-depth session. Expand your knowledge of different bat species and their behaviours before heading out into the park to put your new found skills into practice.

Fri 1 Sep

£7 (£5; Children £4) / 0131 652 8150

  • 19:00 – 22:00

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