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Saints and Sinners

Sunday 31 October 2021

Holyrood Park

Fully booked

Join us for a Halloween and All Saints’ Day walk, uncovering the light and dark sides of Holyrood Park’s history of saints and sinners. 

Hear chilling tales of criminals, pestilence and murder, as well as the lives of the holy men and women of Holyrood throughout the centuries.

Route contains rough tracks, uneven and boggy terrain, steep inclines and declines.

Before attending the walk, please see the "Good to Know" section for more essential event information.

The walk is suitable for ages 12+.

This walk is free but booking online in advance is required.

Sunday 31 October 2021


Free but booking online in advance is required

  • Walk Grade: Moderate

  • Meeting Place: Holyrood Park Education Centre, EH8 8HG

  • What to Bring: Warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear with good grips. A snack and a drink.

  • Toilets: Toilets are available at the Holyrood Park Education Centre (EH8 8HG). No toilets on the walk itself.

  • Road Closures and 3rd party events: Holyrood Park Roads are closed to vehicles at weekends. Vehicular access to the Park via Holyrood Rood or Royal Mile/Horse Wynd/Abbeyhill.

  • Parking: Free Parking is usually available at the Broad Pavement Car Park in Holyrood Park. Please be aware that this car park can be closed due to external events.

  • There is the possibility of large events taking place in Holyrood Park or at the Scottish Parliament which could restrict access or cause delays getting to the meeting point. For more up to date information about this, to help plan your visit, please contact the Ranger Service on 0131 652 8150 or