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Family Activity Bags: Art Spy Poetry for the Palace

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Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

From 1 September until mid-October 2019 the nearest car park to the Palace is the NCP Holyrood.  Please visit the NCP website for details. 

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the station.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Queen’s Gallery is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Gallery.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Daily (Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 - Sunday, 2 Nov 2014)
  • 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission 17:00)
  • Adult £6.50
    Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £5.90
    Under 17 £3.25
    Under 5 Free
    Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £16.25

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

Explore The Queen’s Gallery with our ART SPY Family Activity Bags, available every day. Join in a big bag of fun activities as you go on a secret mission to find out about the Poet Laureate. Learn how to create your own poem, take part in a family fun quiz and much more. All activities are free with standard admission price. No booking required.

1 YEAR PASS! Enjoy free re-admission for a year if you buy your tickets directly from us. Simply ask us to stamp your ticket on your first visit – a great way to fill the school holidays at no extra cost