In Holyrood Park Edinburgh is blessed with a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city. The former hunting ground of Scottish...
Royal Commonwealth Pool
Edinburgh's main facility – built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games, and serving again as a venue for the 2014 Glasgow games – is...
Duddingston Parish Church
Poised on a promontory overlooking Duddingston Loch, this church is one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh, with some interesting...
Sheep Heid Inn
Possibly the oldest inn in Edinburgh (with a licence dating back to 1360) the Sheep Heid feels more like a country pub than an Edinburgh...
Set in the splendid 17th-century Prestonfield House, Rhubarb is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. The over-the-top decor of...
Holyrood Park · interesting places nearby
Arthur's Seat information
The rocky peak of Arthur’s Seat (251m), carved by ice sheets from the deeply eroded stump of a long-extinct volcano, is a distinctive feature of Edinburgh’s skyline. The view from the summit is well worth the walk, extending from the Forth Bridges in the west to the distant conical hill of North Berwick Law in the east, with the Ochil Hills and the Highlands on the northwestern horizon. You can hike from Holyrood to the summit in around 45 minutes