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 11 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 7 Jan 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 4 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Wed 7 Mar 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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

Edinburgh Road Cycling Meetup- For Singles

This group is for those folk who love all sorts of cycling, and who- for whatever reason-find themselves alone in life, and may wish to meet like minded friends. Once initial numbers are established rides will be organised for different days of the week- with everyone involved being encouraged to suggest routes and…

Thu 4 Jan 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 652 8150

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Great Edinburgh International XCountry & Great Edinburgh Winter Run

Suitable for ages 14+, the scenic Great Winter Run is the first Great Run of the year and gives runners some magnificent views as the 5km route weaves its way around Arthur's Seat and the grounds of Holyrood Park. The day also includes the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, which attracts middle-distance runners…

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Times to be confirmed / Free for spectators / 01912 727033

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

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). This year's theme is jungle safari. Distances range from 6.55 miles up to 52.4 miles.

Sat 9 Jun 2018

£32.50–£49.50 / 01483 741430

  • 20:00 – 14:00

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…

Wed 20 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Walking - Holyrood Park

  • 10:30 – 11:45

Wed 27 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Walking - Holyrood Park

  • 10:30 – 11:45

Wed 3 Jan 2018

£7.50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Walking - Holyrood Park

  • 10:30 – 11:45
…and 7 more dates until 21 Feb 2018

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

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

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

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