Within Holyrood Park is a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years. Arthur’s Seat is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago.
The park is a scheduled ancient monument
and a site of special scientific interest due to its archaeology, geology and wildlife.
The Park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled views of the city from its many vantage points. Holyrood Park Map and Guide [pdf, 797kb] Holyrood Park Traffic Regulation FAQs [pdf, 32kb]Holyrood Park Ranger service
Park Road Management - Sunday Road ClosuresSummer
From late March/early April until end of September all roads, except the High Road (where possible) and access to the car parks, will be closed from 08.30 – 18.00 every Sunday.Winter
From October until late March/early April all roads, except the High Road (where possible) and access to the car parks, will be closed from 08.30 – 16.00 every Sunday
From October until late March/early April the High Road will be closed overnight from 15.30 and it will re-open each morning, if it is safe to do so, by 08.30.
In certain circumstances Roads within the Park may be opened or closed for longer periods or at other times as a result of ice, rock fall, a large public event, an accident or maintenance work taking place.
Information on additional or extended road closures are advertised via local media, radio and traffic information services, as well as yellow advance notice signage where appropriate.
Toilets are located at the Education Centre, behind Holyrood Palace.
Parking is available near Holyrood Palace Broad Pavement, St Margaret's Loch, Dunsapie Loch and Duddingston Loch.
Parking near Holyrood Palace Broad Pavement is charged. £1.00 an hour, with a minimum charge of £1.00. The charges apply between 08.30 and 17.30. The Regulations do not apply on Saturdays, Sundays and Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New years Day and Easter Monday. Charges applies to Historic Scotland Members as well.
Off road cycling is not permitted, please keep your bike on the roadways or designated paths.
Holyrood Park Exhibition
An exhibition of the park is available at Holyrood Lodge Information Centre located next to the New Scottish Parliament.
The exhibition explores the history, management, archaelogy and geology of Holyrood Park. Leaflets and maps of the park are available from the centre. Open daily, 9.30 am to 3.00pmPlease contact the Rangers Service on 0131 652 8150 for additional information on the Park.
Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
In Edinburgh, East of Holyrood Palace and Abbey.
Grid reference - NT 2773.