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Parking in Edinburgh ?

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Just wondering if anyone can help. I am going to Edinburgh on Saturday and was wondering where the best place would be to park and how much it would cost. I am visiting the Castle and a bit of shopping around Princes Street. I am looking to stop all day from 10 am till around 7pm.

Thanks in advance
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
take the train...
#2
you'll struggle to park me thinks they are digging up princes street to make way for the new tram system, will be a nightmare i would use public transport
#3
parking in Edinbirgh is a nightmare... well it used to be a few years ago, my brother lived worked in the centre and always got parking tickets as he had nowhere to park lol
#4
Park up, take the wheels off, leave it on bricks and put a note on it.... they are well used to it there!! :-D

No parking charges :-D:-D:-D
#5
Park at one of the park & rides around the city and get the train in, it is so much cheaper. You really don't want to try and park in city centre. Although there is a car park at St James Centre but it is busy and expensive! And on a satuarday you might struggle, plus with all the tram work going on it's mayhem :roll:
#6
Go to Glasgow instead, much better shopping, park the car in the galleries lol.
#7
glasgow does have better shopping yes but no castle ashleyrfc!
#8
what road are you taking into Edinburgh??
#9
NCP car park in castle st, just down from the castle. You should have no problem getting a space at that time.

True what everyone saying re roadworks but you will be fine if coming in fom the south of the city (bypass) orr along the westen appoach road.

Have a great time. If your'e doing the castle you should try camera obscura too. It's just before the entrance of the castle.
#10
alfie and harrys mum
glasgow does have better shopping yes but no castle ashleyrfc!


Meh, plenty of old buildings to look at tho. :p
#11
AshleyRFC
Meh, plenty of old buildings to look at tho. :p


Yeah, it's called history. :thumbsup:
#12
Bigred01
NCP car park in castle st, just down from the castle. You should have no problem getting a space at that time.

True what everyone saying re roadworks but you will be fine if coming in fom the south of the city (bypass) orr along the westen appoach road.

Have a great time. If your'e doing the castle you should try camera obscura too. It's just before the entrance of the castle.


there are great park n ride facilities, make use of them rather than drive into the city. It will feel more relaxed that way too.

If you must use a carpark then green street is perfect. lots of space, and one the cheapest i believe, still be more expensive if staying whole day compared to park n ride probably
#13
shanecr
what road are you taking into Edinburgh??


Coming up from Newcastle so probably the A68 or A1
#14
Best thing you can do m8 is to drive your car to one of the park and ride facilities that are placed around the outskirts of the city. The parking is free and there is usually plenty of spaces available.

Each park and ride facility has one or more bus stops where you can use the bus to go into the city centre, usually takes around 20-30 minutes or so, sometimes less depending on whether you take an express bus or a route bus. An all day bus ticket only costs £3 and you can get on any lothian bus (except tour buses) using that ticket as many times as you want.

I wouldnt bother driving into the city centre at the moment as there are a lot of cordoned off areas due to the Tram Development project so it will be a nightmare with traffic. That and parking fees will cost a fair bit.

for more info on the buses, routes and park and rides click here http://www.lothianbuses.com/index2.php

:)
#15
personally i would avoid taking your car like the plague, like i said it will be mayhem and parking will def be a nightmare and a saturday too ~ nightmare not worth the hassle you will end up falling out with everyone!!!!!!!!
#16
Bigred01
Yeah, it's called history. :thumbsup:


Wow really? I would never have known that. :roll:
#17
park free in the grange area and walk to castle and princes street 30 min through meadows nice walk past old royal infirmary
#18
joerob1972
Coming up from Newcastle so probably the A68 or A1


ahh. ok. if i were you, there is a park and ride with LOTS of buses into town just after Dalkeith at Sherrifhall. Its on the A68 (lol i live on the a68 :p) so very easy for you to find and means for a stress free trip. you can get day tickets for £2.50 per adult and allows unlimited bus travel throughout the city. Note..the buses are exact fare only. Have a great day...Edinburgh is a stunning city.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/transport/parking/cec_park_and_rides#Location
banned#19
I believe I paid £10 for over night parking at the Travel Lodge in Edinburgh, never again shall I drive the worst roads in Britain blew my frigging tyre out on a pot hole :x
#20
AshleyRFC
Wow really? I would never have known that. :roll:


Yeah, I think we guessed that. :whistling:
#21
shanecr
ahh. ok. if i were you, there is a park and ride with LOTS of buses into town just after Dalkeith at Sherrifhall. Its on the A68 (lol i live on the a68 :p) so very easy for you to find and means for a stress free trip. you can get day tickets for £2.50 per adult and allows unlimited bus travel throughout the city. Note..the buses are exact fare only. Have a great day...Edinburgh is a stunning city.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/transport/parking/cec_park_and_rides#Location


Ok thanks I think thats what I will do, saves the hassle of parking I suppose
#22
joerob1972
Ok thanks I think thats what I will do, saves the hastle of parking I suppose


it really will. your call of course but that is definately the easiest option. Edinburgh is a nightmare sometimes, traffic through town is often terrible etc.
#23
edinburgh is fab have a good day remember those earplugs though lots of diggers and drilling!!!!
lol
#24
Good advice frrom everyone here mate.

I've lived in Edinburgh for 40 years so have local knowledge re shortcuts and backstreets etc but honestly at 10am the only folk around will be the shopworkers that have slept in. It doesn't pick up until 11 at the earliest.
#25
Bigred01
Good advice frrom everyone here mate.

I've lived in Edinburgh for 40 years so have local knowledge re shortcuts and backstreets etc but honestly at 10am the only folk around will be the shopworkers that have slept in. It doesn't pick up until 11 at the earliest.


The bus will take approx 40 mins minimum depending on traffic. Much longer if coming along Princes Strasse.
#26
Bigred01
The bus will take approx 40 mins minimum depending on traffic. Much longer if coming along Princes Strasse.


coming from sherriffhall, the bus takes about 20mins in quiet traffic. 30-40 in heavy traffic. ive bussed in and around edinburgh more times than i care to remember lol. :)
i believe the 48 LRT bus (red one!! not green) is quickest to town

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/shanecr/pnr.jpg
#27
Bigred01;4479660
The bus will take approx 40 mins minimum depending on traffic. Much longer if coming along Princes Strasse.


Nothing is coming along Princes Street as its all coned off in readiness for the next phase of the tram works just as soon as the incompetents in ECC scrape together another £80 million to meet the cost of the project. :x
#28
Kellogg
Nothing is coming along Princes Street as its all coned off in readiness for the next phase of the tram works just as soon as the incompetents in ECC scrape together another £80 million to meet the cost of the project. :x


when he says longer he means 8 months longer :p
#29
Edinburghs park and ride is very good, if your spending a whole day there i'd reccomend that.

http://lothianbuses.com/parkandride.php

the 48 is frequent, also there is a park and ride at newcraighall and you can get the train in to waverly (which is just down from castle).

If you want to park in city center the omni car park is very central but is a little pricey.

http://www.omniedinburgh.co.uk/inside-ncp.html

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