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Skye boat story

Illustration of Bonnie Prince Charlie
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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 Saturday (Saturday, 5 Sep 2020 - Saturday, 26 Sep 2020)
    Incl dates: Sunday, 20 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 15:00
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
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In 1746, after the Battle of Culloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie made a famous escape over the sea to Skye. Discover the story of his unusual escape in this drop-in family activity and make your very own paper boat fit for a prince. 

All activities are included in your Palace ticket. You can convert your ticket into a 1-Year Pass for no extra charge, enabling you to come to the Palace again and again for the next year, when we’ll have lots more activities for you to enjoy.

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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