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Short talk

Mythical monarchs

Painting of Fergus I
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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.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Every Thursday (Thursday, 5 Nov 2020 - Monday, 30 Nov 2020)
    Incl dates: Sunday, 29 Nov 2020, Monday, 30 Nov 2020
  • 10:30 - 11:30
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass

The Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse contains many portraits of famous Scottish monarchs such as Charles II, Mary, Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. Yet some of the names and faces in these portraits are not so familiar- find out more in our drop-in talks exploring the tales of some of Scotland's mythical monarchs. 

These talks will be delivered as drop-in events to one household at a time. 

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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