Parking in Edinburgh

Beckyy
Beckyy Posts: 2,830
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I'm potentially looking at a day out in Edinburgh and was wondering if anybody could recommend a car park that is reasonably central and likely to have spaces (if such a car park exists!)?

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  • forestwn6
    forestwn6 Posts: 77 Forumite
    Have a look at Park and Ride for Edinburgh on Google. There are 3 on the outskirts. You then won't have to fight the traffic in somewhere you are not familiar with.
    Enjoy Edinburgh we did.
  • pogofish
    pogofish Posts: 10,852
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    Seriously - park outside the centre, then bus/train-in!
  • stormbreaker
    stormbreaker Posts: 2,289
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    There is a large free car park at Ocean Terminal, then a short bus ride in to centre, may. E worth considering.
  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,375
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    Another vote for Ocean Terminal. Britannia is also worth a visit.
  • slbhill
    slbhill Posts: 5,441
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    Depends which way you're coming from. As others have said, park & ride is the way to go (there are more than 3).


    From Fife stop at Ferrytoll and then you can enjoy the views of the bridges on your way.


    From the west there are several - Ingliston (next to the airport) has the added advantage that you can use the tram instead of bus if you prefer
    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory_record/419594/ingliston_park_and_ride
  • Lima
    Lima Posts: 63 Forumite
    If you are looking for a carpark close to princes street, stay away from John Lewis or St James Centre - can be quite busy and is tight to get around. The King Stables Rd Carp park at the West End normally has free spaces at the weekend.

    Parking at the Gyle shopping Centre and getting a bus or a tram in is fine but if there are more than 3 of you, it makes sense to park in town and pay per hour.
  • Beckyy
    Beckyy Posts: 2,830
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    Thanks you for the replies - I hadn't thought of using the park and ride or parking somewhere like Gyle shopping centre - both much easier ideas than trying to park in the city. Thanks very much :)
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