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Getting there

Holyrood Park
East of Holyrood Palace and Abbey
Edinburgh

Parking is available around the park.

National Grid reference: NT 2773

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Holyrood Park Ranger Service

Telephone: 0131 652 8150

Email: rangers@hes.scot

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Parking

Parking is available at Broad Pavement, St Margaret's Loch and Duddingston Loch car parks. Dunsapie Loch car Park is currently closed.

You must pay for the parking near Holyrood Palace (Broad Pavement). The cost is £1 an hour (minimum charge £1).

Charges apply from 8.30am to 5.30pm daily, except on:

  • Saturdays
  • Sundays
  • Easter Monday
  • 25 and 26 December
  • 1 January

Historic Scotland Members are not exempt from the charges.

Cyclists

Off-road cycling is not permitted. You may cycle on the marked cycle paths as well as on the roads.

Access at Holyrood Park

Sturdy footwear with a good grip is recommended for exploring Holyrood Park.

Walking just a short distance can take you from tarmac pavement to rugged and uneven ground.

Watch out for slippery surfaces and sheer drops.

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Opening times

Open year-round.

Please be aware the Radical Road footpath and the Low Road between the Commonwealth Pool roundabout and Duddingston are currently closed.

The High Road and Dunsapie Loch Car Park are open to vehicles from Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-3pm. A one way system is in place for cyclists.

At weekends, all roads are closed to vehicles:
Closures commence from 8.15am - 9am. From July, roads begin reopening from 9pm to 9.45pm.

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