Dr Neil's Garden
Old Church Lane
Duddingston Village
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Opening with restricted days and hours from 7th July due to COVID-19)

Opening Times & Event Info

Until the end of October Dr. Neil’s Garden will be OPEN Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 10:00 to 14:00 AND Sunday 12:00 to 16:00 a result of restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

See the  What’s On page for further information/future events. 

Entry is free of charge (except during advertised events) but donations are welcome – see our Support Us page. For commercial group visits we encourage some payment.

Forthcoming events

None planned

The Garden Room Café
Due to COVID-19 the cafe is CLOSED until further notice.

For more information on events and special weekends see the What’s On page.

No dogs allowed



How to Find Us

On Foot

Dr Neil’s Garden is located within Duddingston Village, between Duddingston Kirk and the Loch. To access the Garden on foot, walk through the double gates to Duddingston Manse on Old Church Lane. N.B. These are NOT the gates into Duddingston Kirk. Then immediately turn right, and follow the paved path (about 80 metres) to the gate into Dr Neil’s Garden, located at the far South-West corner of the Manse Garden. Alternatively  access from the top right hand corner of the car park beside Duddingston Kirk Hall, and follow the paved path.

Holyrood Park is a favourite spot for walkers, and Dr Neil’s Garden makes an ideal stop-over on a hike around the park, taking in spectacular views of the City. These websites should help you to choose one of the many routes.
Walking Scotland – Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat and Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park Visitor Information

Disabled Access
The garden is steeply sloping in places, and some paths are narrow. A purpose-built path was created in early 2009, with funding from the WREN scheme, to enable visitors with reduced mobility to view as high a percentage of the garden as possible (WREN is a non-profit making environmental body that distributes Landfill Tax Credits under the 1997 Landfill Tax Act). Regrettably one short section (at the farthest point, overlooking Duddingston Loch) has too steep a gradient for a sloping path, but wide steps have been built. The path gives access to the lower floor (only) of Thomson’s Tower. The upper floor of the Tower is only accessible by a short flight of steps.

By Car

Dr Neil’s Garden is easily accessible by car, both from the centre of Edinburgh (3 miles) and from all major routes leading to the city.

Visitor parking – Please use the car park located beside Duddingston Kirk Hall which is accessed from Duddingston Road West. A paved path leads (about 140 yards ) from the far end of the car park, behind the Manse, to the south-west corner of the Manse garden, where you will find the entrance gate to Dr Neil’s Garden.

By Taxi

Central Radio Taxis telephone 0131 229 2468 (24 hrs) www.taxis-edinburgh.co.uk.
The journey to Dr Neil’s Garden from the centre of town will take around 15 minutes.

By Bus

The nearest bus service to Dr Neil’s Garden is the Lothian Buses Number 42 which stops on Duddingston Road West. You can view other bus connections on their Route Map.

Location of Dr Neil’s Garden

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