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Opening times

Open year-round.

The Radical Road is closed until further notice.

Check here for unexpected closures

Prices and opening times

Admission to Holyrood Park is free.

Please note the Radical Road is closed until further notice. 

Opening times

Holyrood Park:

Open 24 hours a day, all year round

Holyrood Lodge Information Centre (free exhibition):

Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3pm

Download detailed Holyrood Park road and footpath names map [PDF, 1.95MB]

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.

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

Other road closures 

Tuesday 19 December: Queen's Drive High Road, closed all day


External event closures

From time to time park roads are closed due to external events.

Saturday 30 December 2017Torchlight Procession - Queen's Drive, High Road and any roads around the park will be closed and affected. Broadpavement car park will also be closed.  

Download external event road closure information Jan - March 2018 [PDF, 58.8KB]

Unexpected road closures

For closure updates please follow us on Twitter (#hsclosure) or visit our closure page.

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.


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