Holyrood Park

Also called Queen’s Park, 650 acres of wild nature is located in central Edinburgh. Formerly a royal hunting estate, it now offers a great space for hikes and bike rides. Arthur’s Seat, the highest point in Edinburgh, dominates the sight. However, there’s much more to the park than the impressive inactive volcano.

Holyrood ParkA wide green meadow and three lochs provide a natural atmosphere to Edinburgh’s biggest park. You can enjoy the view from the top of Arthur’s Seat, or you can stroll around the lochs and observe swans peacefully circling over the water.

sdrIf you’re more interested in culture, you can visit the impressive ruins of Holyrood Abbey or have a look at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse, which remains the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. There is also St. Anthony’s Chapel, a former gothic building which is now in ruins. Built in the 15th century, it still gives an impression of what it used to look like.

Franziska Heinen