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Opening times

Open year-round.

The Radical Road is closed until further notice.

Check here for unexpected closures

Park roads

Sunday road closures 

All roads in the park (except the High Road and to access car parks) are closed every Sunday, from:

  • 8.30am, re-open for 6pm in summer (late March/early April until late October)
  • 8.30am, re-open for 4pm in winter (late October until late March/early April) 

The High Road is also closed every night in winter from 3.30pm and will re-open each morning, if it safe do so, at 8.30am.

Map of Holyrood Park including road and footpath names [PDF, 1.95MB]

Footpath closures 

Please note the Radical Road footpath is closed until further notice due to a rock fall. 

Unexpected road closures

For closure updates please follow us on Twitter (#hsclosure) or visit our closure page. We also notify @edintravel of any closures. 

Park roads may open or close for longer or at other times.

This may happen because of:

  • ice and snow
  • rock fall
  • a large public event
  • an accident
  • maintenance work

We publicise details of additional or extended road closures on radio, Twitter and traffic news services. Yellow signs may also be used in the park to give advance warning of changes.

Christmas and New Year road closures 

In addition to the Sunday road closures, all roads in the park (except the High Road and to access car parks) are closed from 8.30am and re-open for 4pm on the following dates:

25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January (Car Park access restrictions apply on the 1 January – see External event closures below for details)

External Events

From time to time park roads are closed due to external events. Details listed below are accurate at the time of production, but subject to change. The most up to date information can be found on the organisers website. 

Date Event Road closures Car parks
24/03/2018 Edinburgh Academy Charity Race High Road and triangle Restricted access to Dunsapie Loch car park
25/03/2018 Great British Dog Walk Normal Sunday park road closures apply No restrictions

Noise Control

We acknowledge the proximity of some of the event sites to local residents and endeavours to do everything possible to minimise disruption. Should there be any noise issues with an event please contact the Environmental Health Team at The City of Edinburgh Council. Call 0131 608 1100 or email asknoise@edinburgh.gov.uk

Contact on event days

Ranger Service 
0131 652 8150

Traffic Regulations 

The Ranger Service work with @EdinburghPolice to enforce traffic regulations in the Park. Speeding cars and dangerous driving should be reported to the police directly using 101

Download Holyrood Park Traffic Regulation FAQs [PDF, 32KB]   

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