Holyrood Park

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

 

Overview

Roam through a city park like no other. Holyrood Park’s dramatic hills and crags shape Edinburgh’s unforgettable skyline, and its history and archaeology span thousands of years.

Arthur’s Seat, the park’s highest point, is the remains of a volcano, and stone and flint tools found here reveal human activity as far back as 5000 BC. 

What to see and do

  • Climb Arthur’s Seat (251m) for 360-degree views of Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • Discover Iron Age forts and Bronze Age agricultural terraces
  • Visit St Anthony’s Chapel, a picturesque medieval ruin
  • Watch for geese at Duddingston Loch, a haven for waterfowl

Our Ranger Service helps to protect Holyrood Park and also runs guided walks, group tours and other events for visitors. Find out about the Ranger Service.

Fishing permits for Duddingston Loch are available from our Ranger Service, please email them rangers@hes.scot

Historic Scotland

Opening times

Please be aware the Radical Road footpath is currently closed.

The High Road and Dunsapie Loch Car Park are open to vehicles from Tues to Thur, 9.30am to 3pm. A one-way system is in place for cyclists.

The High Road will be closed to vehicle traffic on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 February inclusive. Pedestrian and wheeled access will be maintained.

On Sat & Sun all roads are closed to vehicles during the day. Closures will commence from 8.15am to 9am. The roads will reopen between 3pm & 3.45pm.

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