As well as hosting the EMF Hub on the Friday and Saturday of the EMF weekend, Dynamic Earth is also a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of interactive exhibits, state of the art technology and even a 4D encounter you will feel the heat of a bubbling volcano, face the chill of polar ice, fly across the globe before crash landing in a tropical rainforest. As if this wasn’t enough, Dynamic Earth is home to Scotland’s only 360 degree full dome film theatre.
St Anthony’s Chapel & Arthurs Seat
Visitors who haven’t had enough exercise completing the junior or the 5k / 10k races, can visit the ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel overlooking St. Margaret’s Loch or head up to the top of Arthurs Seat which is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. Remember to check weather and wear appropriate clothing.
Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.
On the outskirts of Holyrood Park, you can visit the award winning Scottish Parliament Building. As well as hosting the Scottish Parliament, the building has won a number of awards, including the 2005 Stirling Prize, the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. The inclusion of the Scottish Parliament Building on the shortlist for the Stirling Prize in 2004, led the judges to describe the building as “a statement of sparkling excellence”. In October 2005 the building was identified as Scotland’s 4th greatest modern building by readers of Prospect magazine.
The Finish Line!
The most beautiful sight for any runner – the finish line! The Finish Line is located between the 2 pillars on Holyrood Gait approximately 50m from Queens Drive Roundabout.