Maps and guides
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.
Holyrood Park Audio Guide
Find out about the park’s rich stories, prehistoric tales and abundant wildlife in our audio guide, available for free through the Geotourist app.
Download the app in advance, bring headphones and some sturdy walking shoes.
Please stick to the paths on your visit.
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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. Please note, there is currently no access to the Radical Road or Hutton's Section due to the risk of rockfall.
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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Please be aware permission to climb in Holyrood Park is suspended at this time.