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Holyrood Lodge Visitor Information
Before exploring the park, find out about the history and learn about various walking routes that can be enjoyed. You can also treat yourself to snacks and souvenirs. Located opposite the Scottish Parliament and Palace of Holyrood House.
World-famous Scottish geologist James Hutton used the rock formations at the south end of the park’s Radical Road as evidence for his groundbreaking 1788 work, Theory of the Earth. This area is now known as Hutton’s Section.
Discover all aspects of the volcano, from vents on Arthur’s Seat to lava flows on Whinny Hill.
Holyrood Park has a rich wildlife, including:
- plants like orchids and rock rose
- birds such as fulmars and stonechats
- mammals like squirrels and brown hare
- butterflies such as the northern brown argus
Hunter’s Bog is a good place to spot wildlife.
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