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Park roads

Before travelling to or through Holyrood Park by car, please check that your route is open to vehicles.

Saturday & Sunday road closures 

All roads in the Park are closed to vehicles (all road users if an event is taking place): 

  • Closures commence from 8.15am to 9am
  • From October, roads begin reopening from 3pm to 3.45pm

The High Road

The High Road and Dunsapie Loch Car Park are open to vehicles from Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 3pm.

A one-way system is in place for cyclists.

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

Other road closures

The Low Road: As part of our conservation works, further rock face assessments are taking place in Holyrood Park. For safety, the Low Road (including pavement) between the Commonwealth Pool roundabout and Duddingston are closed until further notice. We apologies for any inconvenience.

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.

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.

Event road closures, October-December 2021 [PDF, 139KB]

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 and the Low Road between the Commonwealth Pool roundabout and Duddingston are currently closed.

The High Road and Dunsapie Loch Car Park are open to vehicles from Tues to Thur, 9.30am to 3pm. A one way system is in place for cyclists.

Sat & Sun, all roads are closed to vehicles:
Closures commence 8.15am to 9am. From July, roads begin reopening from 8pm to 8.45pm.

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