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Day in Edinburgh

I'm going on a road trip through the highlands.  Will it be advisable to drive in the city (Edinburgh, Stirling, or Glasgow) for instance, or leave the car outside the city and walk around the city?


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @Elmarie there are lots of park & rides outside the main cities of Edinburgh & Glasgow. It would be wise to use these as it can be a little stressy to drive through the cities. If you type "Edinburgh Park & Ride" in to Google you will find a list of possibilities. The same goes for all of the cities in Scotland. If you have any other questions, don't be afraid to ask!
    Best regards
  • FullStopNextChapterFullStopNextChapter VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭
    I always use the Park and Ride facilities @Elmarie. For a fraction of the cost for parking in one of the cities, the Park and Ride means less stress. 
    Parking at Ingliston (near Edinburgh airport) and then getting a tram straight into the centre is perfect and the price of your ticket includes parking all day (not over night). If you buy a Day Ticket from the machines, this also covers travelling on the bus too. 
    Although the Park and Ride in Stirling is not far from the city centre I would still advise using it and using the bus service provided. 
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  • VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @Elmarie You could also park in one of the suburbs or the city centre and get the bus or tram in!
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  • travelswithakilttravelswithakilt Member ✭✭✭
    I'd definitely leave the car on the outskirts @Elmarie - towns like Linlithgow or even stations like South Gyle are ideal for Edinburgh. Stirling isn't too bad for driving but Glasgow's one-way system would be confusing for first-timers in the city centre. Better for the environment too of course....
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