Things to do near Holyroodhouse Palace.
Holyrood Park, also called the Queen's Park, is a Royal Park in Edinburgh free and open to the public. It is a huge area of parkland, rough terrain, lochs, hills and crags including Arthur's Seat, the Salisbury Crags, and St. Anthony's Chapel. The three lochs are St Margaret's Loch, Dunsapie Loch, and Duddingston Loch. It is popular with joggers, tourists and hikers, who can enjoy stunning views of Edinburgh all the way across the Firth of Forth to Fife from the peak of Arthur's Seat and the Crags. The park is adjacent to the Scottish Parliament and the Dynamic Earth museum at the bottom of the Royal Mile.
On the shores of Duddingston Loch at the foot of Arthur Seat, just 2 miles from the City centre, lies one of the most beautiful small gardens in Scotland. It is situated within the grounds of the 12th Century Duddingston Kirk. A colourful series of terraces, sloping down to the bird sancturary loch along with the peace and tranquility of this unique garden makes it an ideal short excursion away from the busy city.
Calton Hill is made unmistakable by the Athenian acropolis monument, which stands proudly at the peak. Accessed by steep stairs Calton Hill offers to visitors beautiful views as far as Holyrood Park. Historic buildings and statues are located on Calton Hill but the most popular feature is the two Observatories, the first built in 1792 the second in 1818. Both hold regular exhibitions, Open Days and the opportunity to see stars in the night sky.
Holyrood Park Road
A natural wilderness in the city... read more
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH8 9, UK
The Scottish Parliament
Controversial Government Building... read more
32 Calton Hill
Off Regent Road
Historic fortress with breathtaking views and opulent riches inside... read more