Holyrood, located at the head of Conception Bay, is just a half hour drive from St. John's along the TCH, and 28 miles from St. John's along the more leisurely route of the Conception Bay Highway. The population of Holyrood is approximately 2 100.
Holyrood is renowned for its scenic beauty, its beautiful harbour and marina and well kept homes. Holyrood embraces the convenience of urban living with the traditional setting of rural Newfoundland.
Driving down into the town along the Holyrood Access Road on Route 62, visitors will notice Holy Cross Park, with its outdoor swimming pool, picnic areas and nature trails.
Driving through Holyrood, the main Beach area is a good spot to stretch your legs, and to admire the beautiful nature, Holyrood harbour and the boats bobbing in the distance. Nature enthusiasts can explore around and within Holyrood along its rivers, and catch glimpses of moose, hare or fox and many varieties of birds depending on the season. George's Cove Peak, known for its cross on top of the hill, rewards the hiker with a panoramic view of holyrood harbour.
North Arm River, cutting through Holyrood, is a licensed salmon river. For the sports-minded, the open waters of Conception Bay beckon with cod and giant bluefin tuna.