Opening times and getting here
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.
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
View Holyrood Park on a Google map
Holyrood Park Ranger Service
Telephone: 0131 652 8150
Find out more about our Ranger Service
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.