Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Education Centre
1 Queen's Drive
Edinburgh
EH8 8HG
Scotland

Website

www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ranger

E-mail

hs.rangers@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone

0131 ​652 ​8150

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Holyrood Park sits in the centre of Edinburgh and encompasses numerous archaeological sites, an ancient volcano (Arthur's Seat) and a large diversity of wildlife.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

The Park is open all day, every day.

Admission charges

Pay and display car park. Otherwise free.

Additional info

Toilets

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Arthur's seat

Arthur's Amble

  • 28 July 2014 1-2:30pm
  • 4 August 2014 1-2:30pm

Find out about the people who lived and worked in the park from and learn more about the wildlife that makes the park so special.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Booking essential.

Website

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=26949

Arthur's seat

Within These Walls

  • 27 July 2014 11am-3pm
  • 11 August 2014 11am-3pm

Built in the 1540s by James V of Scotland, the 5 miles of boundary wall that surrounds Holyrood Park has its own story to tell.

Join us to find out more about this ancient monument and how the local communities utilised the land.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Booking essential.

Website

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=42084

Bat

Bat Walk

  • 29 August 2014 8-10pm

Join our rangers for a short talk followed by an easy grade walk offering the opportunity to learn about, listen to and look for the bats which can be found in the park.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £5.00. Child £3.00. Concession: £4.00.

Website

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=42320

Arthur's Seat

Celtic Crag

  • 6 September 2014 9am-12pm

Join a ranger for a guided walk, where we delve into the park's rich Celtic past to uncover the reality behind the myths. Discover the story of the park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking is essential.

Website

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=26962

Trowel

Archaeology Day

  • 21 September 2014 11am-3pm

Discover what life was like in the ‘Iron Age’ by meeting characters from the past and trying out skills from the period. Short easy graded guided walks over amenity grassland. Suitable for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking is essential.

Website

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=26963

Trowel

Digging Up The Past

  • 27 September 2014 10am-2pm

Handle some ancient objects and discover the hidden stories behind them. Then take a walk to explore the places they were uncovered.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking is essential.

Website

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=35989

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