Information about Parking in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit with some top attractions!
With highlights including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the imposing Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh is the perfect city for a family day out or weekend away. However, with an estimated 3.85 million visitors to Edinburgh each year, parking spaces in the historic city streets are not always easy to find.
With Edinburgh parking charges on some streets rising to over £4 per hour, it can be particularly difficult for visitors and commuters to find convenient and reasonably priced parking in Edinburgh. Although there are a number of off-street car parks in Edinburgh city centre, these also tend to be rather pricey.
This is where YourParkingSpace can help.
YourParkingSpace provides a quick and simple online platform for reserving a parking space in advance. A wide choice of off-street parking spaces across Edinburgh, including driveways and lock-up garages, are available in some of the most popular areas of the city. All of this for prices as low as £2.
Pre-book an Edinburgh parking space in advance with YourParkingSpace so that you can spend more time exploring attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle Terrace, Arthur’s Seat, Carlton Hill and Edinburgh Old Town.
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Edinburgh Parking Statistics
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Central Edinburgh
Parking in Edinburgh city centre can be tricky, as the medieval city streets were not designed to host the number of visitors attracted to the city in modern times.
Parking restrictions are in place on many city streets. Different parking zones have different parking restrictions, so this is something to look out for. Parking zones are indicated on the streets by large zone entry signs that display the zone number and the times that parking is restricted. Other parking restrictions to look out for include:
Double yellow lines, where you can't park.
Single yellow lines, where you can only park at certain times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these.
Residents’ parking schemes are also in place around Edinburgh. In these areas, residents need to apply for a parking permit from the City of Edinburgh Council.
It is always worth being aware of parking restrictions that are found on bus routes and main roads to keep traffic moving during busy times in the city centre. There may also be restrictions around busy shopping areas and in residential areas around schools, junctions and crossings.
No need to risk a parking fine dropping through your letterbox; YourParkingSpace only offers parking spaces that you are entitled to park in. So, there is no need to worry about restrictions, permits or fines, leaving you free to enjoy your trip!
Parking in the area around Edinburgh airport is in high demand. Book in advance with YourParkingSpace to ensure you have easy access to a cheap, safe and convenient parking space, whether you need a long stay or short stay booking.
Edinburgh is the beautiful capital of Scotland. The contrast between the medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town provides an incredible variety for visitors to experience. High above the city, at one end of the Royal Mile, is the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Home to Scotland’s crown jewels, this is a must-see attraction for visitors.
For the more energetic among us, take a walk up the impressive peak of Arthur’s Seat to experience sweeping views. Other popular attractions include Carlton Hill with a range of monuments and memorials; Edinburgh Castle Terrace, which is one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh; and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence.
Find fantastic parking in Edinburgh within a short walking distance of these top attractions with YourParkingSpace.
Edinburgh is only a short distance from the coast. The M8 towards Glasgow to the West connects to the M74 from the South. The A1 snakes up the East coast, connecting cities from the South. The M90 connects cities such as Perth from the North.
There are 7 Park and Ride sites to choose from around the city.
Most train services into Edinburgh end at Edinburgh Waverley rail station. This is located at the east end of Princes Street in the city centre. Serving the East Coast mainline, it is the second busiest rail station in Scotland.
Edinburgh has a number of electric vehicle charge points available. These are mainly managed by Charge Your Car and ChargePlace Scotland, among other companies.
To make use of charging points in Edinburgh, electric vehicle drivers are advised to become a member of a public charging network.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Having a Blue Badge ensures that you have more options about where to park and for how long. Make sure you always check the signs before parking.
With a Blue Badge you can park free of charge and without a time limit on streets in Edinburgh with the following conditions:
In public and shared on-street parking bays
On single or double yellow lines when loading is allowed
In greenways parking places when parking is allowed
In disabled parking bays.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Remember that awful feeling when it’s getting dark and you don’t know where to park? YourParkingSpace can save you from this. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can use YourParkingSpace to find a space fast before the daylight fades.
On Sundays, there are no charges for on-street parking in Edinburgh. There are also parking holidays from on-street charges on the following Bank Holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Monday.
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Is there free parking in Edinburgh?
There is free parking in Edinburgh on Sundays and certain Bank Holidays. You can also park for free in Edinburgh if you are a Blue Badge holder and park in a public on-street parking bay.
What time is free parking in Edinburgh?
Parking on-street in Edinburgh is free of charge all day on Sundays and on the following Bank Holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Monday.
Is parking in Edinburgh free on Sunday?
Yes, parking in Edinburgh city centre is free on Sunday in on-street parking bays.
Can you park in ‘permit holders only’ parking spaces in Edinburgh?
You can only park in a ‘permit holders only’ parking space in Edinburgh if you have a resident’s permit. If you are eligible for one of these, you can apply to the City of Edinburgh Council for a parking permit.
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Latest Edinburgh parking reviews
Everything as expected in a quiet street. Very happy.Timothy
With the use of Sat Nav and local knowledge this is an easy place to find,and parking is very simple.You then take your booking receipt to the hotel desk for verification,which again is simple to do.You then enjoy the ease of parking which adds to the enjoyment of the day.I would highly recommend the car parking here,which is reasonable price wise as well.I would also highly recommend the site/App that makes this possible as booking is very easy to do,overall experiance first class,very happy customer.MARK
Easy to access and a safe place for your carIan
Quite a narrow entrance , but excellent space and a 5 min walk to the Playhouse .Suzanne
Location was beyond perfect and incredible value for money. Parking wasn't as secure as I believed it would be. The shutter door was permanently open and picture shown is different. So picture of front needs to be changed. At times I was concerned I was parked in the wrong place. But otherwise thankyou to the owners of the carpark for making the spaces available. Really appreciated and really helped to make my visit to Edinburgh a memorable experience. ThanksJohn
Safe space. Quick response from owner to query. Easy, reasonably pleasant 1/2hr walk in to central Edinburgh - Haymarket closer.Helen
Fantastic piece of tarmacBob
Excellent. Good choice as carpark in frequent use. Probably monitored by CCTV. Short walk to Edinburgh New townEdward
Easy to find the car park and a subsequent covered space. Good communication when I queried something. Ticket was validated early Sunday morning at the 24 hour hotel reception desk about 6am and all was seamless. Would definitely use againLinda