Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat

Ard-Na-Said (Gaelic for Arthur’s Seat) is a 5-minute walk from Holyrood Park. Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano is the highest point in the park sitting at 251m above sea level. Take a walk through the park and you will also discover Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Government Building, and Dynamic Earth. Each year in May the Edinburgh Marathon festival takes place in the park.