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Location, Directions & Car Park

Please be aware that from Monday 20th March roadworks are taking place on Holyrood Road and the surrounding area, a full list of diversions can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd April due to the Great Edinburgh Run please be follow the instructions below to access Dynamic Earth by car:

  • From the Bridges turn onto the High Street

  • From the High Street access St. Mary’s Street

  • From St Mar’s Street access Holyrood Road


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

By Car:

The Dynamic Earth 24 hour car park is located underneath the building, for which charges do apply:

Time Day Rate Visitor Rate

(20% discount)

Up to 1 hour                       £3.50 £2.80
1 - 2   hours  £4.00  £3.20
2 - 3   hours £5.50 £4.40
3 - 4  hours £7.50 £6.00
4 - 5  hours £8.00 £6.40
5 - 6  hours £10.00 £8.00
6 - 7  hours £12.00 £9.60
7 - 24 hours  £15.00 12.00
Overnight Rate: 6pm-6am £1 per hour  

*Please note lost tickets will be charged £15

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:

Local Bus Routes:

Within Edinburgh, take the local Lothian Buses No. 35 & 6 or hop aboard any Edinburgh City sightseeing bus tour.

*Please note directions can be subject to change due to roadworks and road closures. 

Nearest Airport:

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

Car Charging Points:

Dynamic Earth has its own electric car charge point for public use. Electricity is free.  Standard car park charges do apply.