Coach Parking Information
The Castle and surrounding areas are very popular and very busy tourist spots, especially during the International Festival and the Tattoo.
Special regulations have been made by the police for parking coaches and you are asked to observe these to avoid congestion.
Arrangements have been made so as to enable spectators TO BE SET DOWN AND PICKED UP AT THE SAME POINT in a city unfamiliar to them.
On Monday to Friday, coach parking is available from 7.00pm on Chambers Street (access via George IV Bridge) and King's Stables Road (access only via Lothian Road).
On Saturdays there are two performances, one at 7.30pm and the other at 10.30pm. For the 7.30pm performance, parking is available from 6.00pm on Chambers Street and King's Stables Road. For the 10.30pm performance, parking is available on Lauriston Place and Castle Terrace.
It is emphasised that coaches will be parked under the direction of the police and remain in situ until passengers return after the performance.
Drivers and couriers are reminded that if coaches park elsewhere within the city centre, or at the above locations in advance of the times given, enforcement action may be taken by the police.
If in doubt on any matter, please ask the police officers in attendance.
It should be noted that in all cases spectators will have to make the final approach to the Castle Esplanade on foot.
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