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Location, Directions & Car Park

Getting to Dynamic Earth is easy. Below we have listed a variety of transport options to ease you in planning your visit.

Cycling and Walking

Located at the bottom of Holyrood Road, neighbouring the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House, Dynamic Earth is an approximate 15 minute walk from the city centre (Princes Street).

Dynamic Earth is additionally close to the National Cycle Network. To find the nearest cycling and walking routes click here: www.sustrans.co.uk

Local Bus Routes

Within Edinburgh, take the local Lothian Buses No. 35 & 36 or hop aboard any Edinburgh City sightseeing bus tour.
www.lothianbuses.co.uk

By Car

Dynamic Earth has its own public 24 hour car park located underneath the building, for which charges do apply:

Time Day Rate  
Up to 1 hour                       £3.50  
1 - 2   hours  £4.00   
2 - 3   hours £5.50  
3 - 4  hours £7.50  
4 - 5  hours £8.00  
5 - 6  hours £10.00  
6 - 7  hours £12.00  
7 - 24 hours  £15.00  
Overnight Rate: 6pm-6am £1 per hour  

*Please note lost tickets will be charged £15

  • After the Forth Road Bridge, continue on the A90 towards Edinburgh following city centre signs.
  • Turn right onto the A902 at Barnton roundabout.
  • At Maybury roundabout turn left onto the A8 toward the City Centre.
  • Follow signs for City Centre: along Corstorphine Road you will pass Edinburgh Zoo on left, Haymarket Train Station on right.
  • At junction of Shandwick Place and Princes Street, Fraser's Department store will be on left, Caledonian Hotel on right.
  • Turn right onto Lothian Road.
  • Turn first left, just before traffic lights, into King’s Stables Road.
  • At T-junction turn left.
  • Travel straight along through Grassmarket, Cowgate and into Holyrood Road.
  • Dynamic Earth is on right hand side.

Car Park available by turning right at traffic lights just before reaching the building.

  • Follow A1 to Edinburgh.
  • At roundabout beside the 'Big W' turn left, still following signs for A1 City Centre along Milton Road.
  • At traffic lights/crossroads at Willow Brae turn left to city centre into London Road, you will pass Meadowbank Stadium on right Meadowbank Retail Park on right.
  • At traffic lights where road splits in two at Cadzow Place go left up Montrose Terrace.
  • At next traffic lights, Abbey Mount, turn left.
  • Follow road straight, under the railway bridge.
  • At mini roundabout, outside Holyrood Palace, go straight ahead.
  • At the roundabout in Holyrood Park turn right.
  • At the next roundabout turn right onto Holyrood Gait.
  • Dynamic Earth is on right hand side.

Car park available by turning right at traffic lights

  • Follow signs for A68 to Edinburgh
  • At Sherrifhall Roundabout take junction for A7 – Dalkeith Road.
  • Follow this road straight on: signs for City Centre, you will pass Danderhall on right.
  • At Cameron Toll roundabout again follow signs for A7.
  • Follow this road straight on, you will pass Royal Commonwealth Pool on right.
  • At crossroads where the Pleasance meets Holyrood Road turn right.
  • Our Dynamic Earth is on right hand side.

Car park available by turning right at traffic lights just prior to building.

  • Follow signs for A7 to Edinburgh
  • At Sherrifhall Roundabout take junction for A7 – Dalkeith Road.
  • Follow this road straight on: signs for City Centre, you will pass Danderhall on right.
  • At Cameron Toll roundabout again follow signs for A7.
  • Follow this road straight on, you will pass Royal Commonwealth Pool on right.
  • At crossroads where the Pleasance meets Holyrood Road turn right.
  • Dynamic Earth is on right hand side.

Car park available by turning right at traffic lights just prior to building.

  • From M8 (Glasgow) take junction for Edinburgh Airport and Join A8 at Newbridge roundabout
  • Follow signs for City Centre: along Corstorphine Road you will pass Edinburgh Zoo on left, Haymarket Train Station on right.
  • At junction of Shandwick Place and Princes Street, Fraser's Department store will be on left, Caledonian Hotel on right.
  • Turn right onto Lothian Road.
  • Turn first left, just before traffic lights, into King’s Stables Road.
  • At T-junction turn left.
  • Travel straight along through Grassmarket, Cowgate and into Holyrood Road.
  • Dynamic Earth is on right hand side.

Car park available by turning right at traffic lights.

  • Join A8 at Newbridge Roundabout
  • Follow signs for City Centre: along Corstorphine Road you will pass Edinburgh Zoo on left, Haymarket Train Station on right.
  • At junction of Shandwick Place and Princes Street, Fraser's Department store will be on left, Caledonian Hotel on right.
  • Turn right onto Lothian Road.
  • Turn first left, just before traffic lights, into King’s Stables Road.
  • At T-junction turn left.
  • Travel straight along through Grassmarket, Cowgate and into Holyrood Road.
  • Dynamic Earth is on right hand side.

Car park available by turning right at traffic lights.

Nearest Airport

Dynamic Earth is 8 miles from Edinburgh Airport. Follow the A8 into the city centre and follow signs for Dynamic Earth.
www.edinburghairport.com