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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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.
This challenging guided walk explores the history of Arthur's Seat. Booking is essential.
Learn all about the folk who lived and worked around Arthur's Seat on this gentle walk around Hunter's Bog and St. Margaret's Loch Booking is essential.
Take a walk up Edinburgh's own volcanic plug and discover its past, present and wildlife. Moderately graded walk. Ages 8+. Booking is essential.
Take part in a city wide bioblitz centred around Duddingston and Holyrood Park. Find out what crawls, hops, wriggles, runs and grows in all corners of our capital. Help experts record whatever can be found and learn a lot about the wildlife in our own back gardens.
Sat 17 Jun
Times to be confirmed / Free / 0131 652 8150
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.
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.
Join us for an informative talk, followed by a gentle stroll around the Royal Park and try spot some of our nocturnal visitors.
Great Edinburgh Run
A ten mile race in Scotland's capital taking in landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar’s Bobby and the Royal Mile. There are also junior events over 1.5k and 2.5k.
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 5 Apr
Wed 12 Apr
Wed 5 Jul
Wed 2 Aug
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). This year's theme is jungle safari. Distances range from 6.55 miles up to 52.4 miles.
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 28 Mar
Wed 29 Mar
Tue 4 Apr
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.
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.
Watch Out, Toads About
The toads need a little assistance to climb the kerb! Join the Rangers for a walk up the High Road to Dunsapie, collecting the toads that got stranded on their way to the loch to spawn.
Wild Day Out
Join us for a wild day out in our park with the RSPB and Historic Scotland. Learn more about the Royal Park's wildlife and geology at a wide range of walks and talks. And find out how to give nature a home!
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of our park. Discover some of the beautiful and scarce species which live in Hunter’s Bog and find out what is being done to protect them.
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