Practical resources

For all the city local information here is the up to date practical information on our main consumer site. For travel trade we draw together some of the key contacts and information needed to meet travel trade needs on a regular basis.

For any more help please email our team at and add ‘Travel Trade Enquiry’ to the subject.

Maps of Edinburgh

We’ve drawn a few of the maps of the city together for either you as an organiser or for your clients‘ own reference. See the Maps and Brochures page of the main consumer site for The Edinburgh Music Map and maps in different languages.

Coach parking

Coach parking is located on Regent Road, Johnston Terrace and Inverleith Place. In Regent Road and Johnston Terrace controls operates from 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday and Sundays 12.30pm to 6.30pm. In Inverleith Place controls operate Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. 

Coaches cannot park in pay and display bays. You can also use RingGo to pay for coach parking. There is a contactless payment machine available to pay for coach parking in Johnston Terrace. 

If your vehicle holds 12 or less people and can fit in a normal parking bay then you can park in public parking spaces. 

Up to date pricing from Edinburgh CityCouncil

There is limited free coach parking beside the Palace of Holyroodhouse on a first come first served basis.

Private facilities for overnight coach parking also include Pringles Coach Park and Edinburgh Coach and Truck Park, near Portobello and always ask hotels about their facilities.

Guides and services

Ancillary and key services essential for planning your tours.

  • Scottish Tourist Guide Association (STGA) Find your fully qualified and accredited guides for your tours with languages and thematic specialities.
  • Luggage Storage for your clients. With Unbagged – practical ways to manage client luggage in the city and commission available.
  • Unbagged  Home | Unbaggaged

Destination Management Companies – a directory

Scottish based DMCs are experts and can assist with all tour planning, tailor made trips and accommodation requirements. Explore Edinburgh contracting opportunities with our 12 local Edinburgh based businesses.

  • Abbey Ireland and UK Well established DMC with a multilingual team and leisure specialists.
  • Angela Shanley Asociates Inbound specialists for FIT and Groups with over 40 years operation.
  • Atlas Travel Solutions Ground handling expertise for groups and scheduled departure tours in Spanish and Italian.
  • Cashel Travel manage incentive travel, organise conferences, group tours, clan tours and luxury vacations.
  • Exclusively Scotland. Small specialist in bespoke programmes for leisure and business. German and Spanish spoken.
  • Eurowelcome A comprehensive range of services for groups and FIT and some scheduled tours in Spanish
  • Sleighs DMC Experts in Luxury Travel. A DMC and offering chauffeur drive services too.
  • Jac Travel a leading destination management company providing tailormade group and FIT travel products and services to the international travel trade.
  • Private Tours Scotland Their services include bespoke itinerary creation, booking all aspects of the tour and providing luxurious transport.
  • Rabbies Private Group Tours and tailored FITrequests from this scheduled tour operator in the city.
  • Thistle DMC Destination management services are offered for groups and corporate travellers.
  • Dream Escape A luxury travel design company offering exclusive and customised programmes.

Also see walking tours and Chauffeur drive.