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Parks: Holyrood Park

Image credited to Richard Milnes, Creative Commons

By City of Edinburgh Council

Holyrood Park by Dominic D'Onofrio

By City of Edinburgh Council

Duddingston Loch by Dominic D'Onofrio

By City of Edinburgh Council

Holyrood Park by D Henniker

By City of Edinburgh Council

Crags by D Henniker

By City of Edinburgh Council

Holyrood Park by M Peeva

By City of Edinburgh Council

A Sleeping Mountain by M Lisowska

By City of Edinburgh Council

A City's Skyline below the Cliff by M Lisowska

By City of Edinburgh Council

Holyrood Park by @Jaffaschoolfordogs

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Background
This is a royal park managed by Historic Scotland
Wildlife
With a mountain summit at its centre and management focused on enhancing the natural heritage of its wildflower grasslands, bogs, lochs and woodland it is a great place to ramble over and enjoy contact with nature. Historic Scotland has been particularly active in monitoring, protecting and re-introducing rare or threatened plants identified in the Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan, including spring sandwort, sticky catchfly and rock whitebeam.
Public Toilets
Toilets are located at the Education Centre, behind Holyrood Palace.
Visitor information
Parking is available near Holyrood Palace Broad Pavement, St Margaret's Loch, Dunsapie Loch and Duddingston Loch.Parking near Holyrood Palace Broad Pavement is charged. £1.00 an hour, with a minimum charge of £1.00. The charges apply between 08.30 and 17.30. The Regulations do not apply on Saturdays, Sundays and Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New years Day and Easter Monday. Charges applies to Historic Scotland Members as well.
Other useful links

Historic Scotland

Facilities
Visitor centreRanger serviceGuided walks
Contact Details
1 Queens Drive
EH8 8HG
0131 652 8150
hs.rangers@scotland.gsi.gov.uk