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Park roads

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

Saturday & Sunday road closures 

All roads in the park are closed to vehicles (all road users if an event is taking place) every Saturday and Sunday, by:

  • 8.45am, re-open from 5pm in summer (late March/early April until mid-September)
  • 8.45am, re-open from 3pm in winter (mid-September until late March/early April)

The High Road currently remains closed to vehicle traffic during these times.

Map of Holyrood Park Road Closures [PDF, 608KB]

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

Other road closures

The High Road is currently closed to vehicles, with a one-way system in operation for cyclists. Dunsapie Loch Car Park also remains closed to vehicles at present.

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:

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

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

Christmas and New Year road closures 

In addition to the weekend daytime road closures, all roads in the park (except access to the car parks) are closed by 8.45am and re-open from 3pm on the following dates:

25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

External Events

From time to time park roads are closed due to external events. Details are available to download in PDF format from this page and are accurate at the time of production, but subject to change. The most up to date information can be found on the organisers' website.

There are no large events planned in Holyrood Park at present.

Guidance for holding an event at Holyrood Park

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.

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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