Holyrood Park

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG


Park roads

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

Saturday & Sunday road closures 

On Saturday & Sunday all roads are closed to vehicles during the day (all road users if an event is taking place): 

  • Closures commence from 8.15am to 9am
  • Roads begin reopening from 9.15pm to 10pm
  • Access to Broad Pavement, Meadowbank and Duddingston car parks is maintained (unless otherwise signed as closed for events or maintenance) 

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.

Other closures 

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.

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

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 2023 [PDF, 148KB]

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

Please be aware the Radical Road footpath is currently closed.

From Mon 5 Jun, a section of the footpath behind Meadowbank Lodge to Lilyhill Gate will close for the coming weeks due to conservation work.

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.

On Saturday & Sunday all roads are closed to vehicles during the day. Closures will commence from 8.15am to 9am, with roads beginning to reopen each evening from 9.15pm to 10pm.


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