‘New York has Central Park, London has Regents Park, and lying only one mile from its very centre Edinburgh has Holyrood Park. Quite frankly it’s possibly the best park enjoyed by any City in the World. Breathtaking scenery, incredible walks, it really is a fantastic break from the bustling City and well worth a visit..’
– Holyrood Park Tripadvisor Review
Holyrood Park landmarks
The site is located close to Holyrood Abbey, founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a principal royal residence in Scotland. It is a royal park with a rich history and also many interesting features. So it’s a great place to explore, with hills, lochs, glens and lots of wildlife.
Main landmarks in Holyrood Park include Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags and several other hills and rock formations. The mysterious ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel stand on the hill above St Margaret’s Loch. There are many other points of interest, such as Duddingston Loch, Muschat’s Cairn and St Margaret’s Well.
Holyrood Park is always open, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can find useful visitor information and directions here.