Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH
  • 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 9 events at this location

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Bloodwise Reindeer Run

A festive fun run held in Holyrood Park. Choose to walk or run 1km, 5km or 10km. There's mince pies and mulled wine at the finish, with soft drinks for those under 18. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and you receive your very own reindeer antlers to wear on the day. The event raises funds for Bloodwise.

Sun 11 Dec

£12 (Children £6) / 0131 652 8150

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 26 Feb 2017

Free / 0131 652 8150

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.

Sun 23 Apr 2017

£30 / 01912727033

Great Edinburgh Winter Run and International Cross Country

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…

Great Edinburgh XCountry

The best of Team GB & NI race against Europe and the USA in four separate events; the junior men’s 6km, the junior women’s 4km, senior men’s 8km and senior women’s 6km. Wrap up warm this January and cheer on the athletes as they tackle mud and hills.

Sat 7 Jan 2017

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0131 652 8150

Hot Rocks

Learn more about the geological history of Holyrood Park on this guided walk. Booking is essential.

Sun 29 Jan 2017

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.

Sat 10 Jun 2017

£15–£48.50 / 01483 741430

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 6 Dec

£50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Fit Class (outdoor exercise class)

Wed 7 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Walking - Holyrood Park

Tue 13 Dec

£50 / 0131 652 8150

Nordic Fit Class (outdoor exercise class)

…and 11 more dates until 1 Feb 2017

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 1 Apr 2017

Free / 0131 652 8150

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