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Short talk

Legends of the Abbey

interior of Holyrood Abbey
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Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more 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 Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace 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 Palace.  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.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 - Monday, 31 Aug 2020)
  • 11:00 and 14:00
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass

Holyrood Abbey is one of the most important buildings in Scottish history, having witnessed coronations and royal weddings, treaty signings and parliaments, births and funerals. Today, this romantic ruin not only echoes with the footsteps of the great figures who walked there – Robert the Bruce, Margaret Tudor, James V, Mary, Queen of Scots and more – it is also the site of tombs and memorials to a host of fascinating people. In these socially distanced talks, discover some of the fascinating stories behind the famous and not-so-famous figures memorialised in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

These talks are socially-distanced, with limited capacity; talks are drop-in and not pre-booked.

All events at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be managed in line with COVID-secure procedures. Please see our Welcome Back page for more information.

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