Visit Holyrood Park and climb up the park’s highest point, Arthur’s Seat, a grass-covered ancient volcano, which offers spectacular views over the city.
There are several routes somemore gentle, some a bit more strenous. The Earthtrekkers.com website has a good map showing the various ways to climb.
For a glimpse into Royal life current and past, be sure to visit The Palace of Holyrood House. Located at the end of the Royal Mile it is open throughout the year, and you can explore the Palace’s close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.
Learn more about the Palace and its most famous residents with the interactive multimedia tour designed for families and look out for unusual furniture, sparkling jewels and more. There are also themed family trails to follow as you explore the State Apartments, Gardens and Abbey.
Afterwards, enjoy refreshments at the Café at the Palace in the historic setting of the Mews Courtyard, offering simple home-made dishes made from fresh, locally sourced produce.