Holyrood Park & Arthurs SeatEdinburgh Category Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife, Historic Sites
Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an inactive volcano, and sits 251metres above sea level, giving excellent views of the city; it is also the site of a large and well sealed fort. Within the park you can also visit St Anthony’s Chapel - a 15th century medieval chapel, Salisbury Crags – a series of 150 foot cliff faces dominating Edinburgh’s skyline as well as Duddingston Loch – a fresh water loch rich in birdlife.