Edinburgh Castle parking

Perched on top of an old volcano in the middle of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh Castle is the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland. Around 1.2 million visitors visit each year to take in the formidable Royal and military history, impressive views and events including the world famous Military Tattoo.

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Parking for Edinburgh Castle

When arriving in Edinburgh by car, head for the city centre and you’ll find the iconic castle at its heart, on top of the Royal Mile, the cobbled street between the Castle and Royal residence Holyrood Palace.

The castle offers no parking itself, but a number of NCP car parks can be found nearby.

  • Edinburgh Castle Terrace - A short climb away from the castle overhead, you’ll find 750 spaces available at Edinburgh Castle Terrace, an ideal base for the city centre, August’s festivals or the Tattoo.
  • For parking just off the Royal Mile, our 297-space car park provides easy access to Edinburgh Castle as well as nearby Holyrood, the seat of Scottish government.

Nearby car parks

Name Spaces Season Ticket Pre‑book NCP App
Marker for Edinburgh Castle Terrace Edinburgh Castle Terrace 750  5 Buy Pre‑book NCP App
Marker for Edinburgh Holyrood Road Edinburgh Holyrood Road 297  4 Buy Pre‑book NCP App
Marker for Edinburgh Grindlay Street Court Edinburgh Grindlay Street Court 16  0 Buy NCP App
Name Edinburgh Castle Terrace
Spaces 750 5
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Name Edinburgh Holyrood Road
Spaces 297 4
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Name Edinburgh Grindlay Street Court
Spaces 16 0
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