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Opening times and getting here

Opening times

Holyrood Park is open 24 hours a day, all year round

Please be aware the Radical Road is closed until further notice for public safety reasons as there is an active risk of rockfall. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Holyrood Lodge Visitor Information (free exhibition):

Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3pm

Telephone 0131 557 4685

We have regular road closures (i.e. on a Sunday) and there can also be unexpected closures within the park. 

Getting to Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
East of Holyrood Palace and Abbey
Edinburgh

Parking is available around the park.

National Grid reference: NT 2773

View Holyrood Park on a Google map

Holyrood Park Ranger Service

Telephone: 0131 652 8150

Email: rangers@hes.scot

Find out more about our Ranger Service

Journey planners

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Cyclists

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

Fishing permits 

Fishing permits are available for Duddingston Loch, please contact ranger@hes.scot to arrange.

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.

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
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • 25 and 26 December
  • 1 January

Historic Scotland Members are not exempt from the charges.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

Please be aware the Radical Road footpath is currently closed.

The High Road is closed to vehicles daily, with a one-way system in place for cyclists.

Dunsapie Loch Car Park is currently closed.

At weekends, all roads are closed to vehicles:
by 8.45am, re-open from 5pm in summer
by 8.45am, re-open from 3pm in winter

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