Opening times and getting here
Holyrood Park is open 24 hours a day, year-round.
We have regular road closures (i.e. on weekends) and there can also be unexpected closures within the park.
Getting to Holyrood Park
East of Holyrood Palace and Abbey
Parking is available around the park.
National Grid reference: NT 2773
Holyrood Park Ranger Service
Telephone: 0131 652 8150
Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.
Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.
Off-road cycling is not permitted. You may cycle on the marked cycle paths as well as on the roads.
Fishing permits are available for Duddingston Loch, please contact email@example.com 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 is available at Broad Pavement, St Margaret's Loch and Duddingston Loch car parks.
Overnight parking is not permitted in the park.
Dunsapie Loch car Park is open to vehicles from Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-3pm.
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:
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- 25 and 26 December
- 1 January
Historic Scotland Members are not exempt from the charges.
Toilets which are annexed to the Holyrood Park Education Centre are available during the following hours:
April & September:
Daily, 8am to 5pm
Daily, 8am to 6pm
June to August:
Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 5pm
Thursday to Sunday, 8am to 7pm
October to March:
Daily, 8am to 3pm
They are cleaned on an hourly basis and hand sanitiser is available.