Parking

Central Area

The location of car parks in the University Central Area and the permit types valid for use in them.

The University’s Central Area encompasses the George Square Area, Old College, Holyrood, The Pleasance and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).

Only certain types of University permits are valid for use in Central Area car parks. Use of other University permits which are not valid, or failure to display a permit will result in the issuing of a £60 Parking Charge Notice.

Visitors and contractors

Visitors and contractors may park in any Central Area car park using a Scratchcard Permit valid for the Central Area. Contractors may also park in any Central Area car park using a Contractor Central Area Annual Permit.

Central Area car parks

The locations of the Central Area car parks are provided on the map and  in the lists below, which also provide further details and the opening/closing times of car parks, where applicable.

The map can be viewed on a larger scale by clicking the 'Permit Parking Central Area' link beneath it.

Full details of permit types valid and opening hours can be viewed by either clicking the 'P' map icons, or on the left hand side of the larger scale map.


View Permit Parking Central Area in a larger map

George Square Area

Car Park Permit types valid Opening Hours

George Square Lane (users should be careful to ensure vehicles do not encroach onto Edinburgh Council ground, beyond the University signage)

Central A&B, Little France Open Area
Students Centre, Potterrow (limited parking spaces for general use) Central A&B, Little France Controlled Access
Hume Tower / Appleton Tower Central A&B, Little France Open Area (50% of parking spaces are currently out of use while development works are carried out)
Business School Underground Central A&B, Little France 8.00 am-8.00 pm (6pm on Fridays and closed at weekends/restricted access during Edinburgh Festival) period
Buccleuch Place West (behind George Square Theatre) Central A&B, Little France Open Area
Main Library, George Square Central A&B, Little France Open Area
Meadow Lane West Central A&B, Little France Open Area (open weekdays only)

Old College area

Car park Permit types valid Opening Hours
High School Yards, Drummond Street Central A&B, Little France Open Area
Maltings, Chambers Street Central A&B, Little France 8.00 am-8.00 pm (open weekdays only)
Robertson's Close Upper, off Cowgate Central A&B, Little France Controlled Access (fobs supplied to permit holders on request)
Robertson's Close Lower, off Cowgate Central A&B, Little France Controlled Access (fobs supplied to permit holders on request)

The Pleasance

Car park Permit types valid Opening Hours
Front of Centre for Sport & Exercise Central A&B, Little France Open Area
The Pleasance Car Park (courtyard) Central A&B, Little France Open Area (currently restricted while development works are carried out/taken out of use for parking during Edinburgh Festival period)
Adjacent to Centre for Sport & Exercise Central A&B, Little France Open Area (out of use for parking during Edinburgh Festival period)

Holyrood

Car park Permit types valid Opening Hours
Thomson's Land / Paterson's Land Central A&B, Little France 8.00 am-8.00 pm (currently out of use while development works are carried out, a reduced car parking spaces will be available from January 2016)
Chapter's Lane (behind Paterson's Land) Central A&B, Little France 8.00 am-8.00 pm (open weekdays only)
St Leonard's Land Central A&B, Little France 8.00 am-8.00 pm (open weekdays only)

Edinburgh College of Art

Car park Permit types valid Opening Hours
Main Building Central A&B, Little France Open access
Evolution House Central A&B, Little France Controlled Access (fob supplied to permit holders  on request)
Hunter Building Central A&B, Littel France Open access
Keir Street Central A&B, Little France Open access (currently out of use while development works are carried out)