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St Andrew's Day: Scottish signs and symbols

painted stone carving of a unicorn
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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 number 35 stops 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
  • Friday, 26 Nov 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Free with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
  • This event takes place in Abbey Strand. Booking essential. To book, select a ticket to The Palace of Holyroodhouse on Friday 26 November between 9:30 - 13:00 and add on free ticket before checking out. I-Year Pass holders, please call +44 (0)303 123 7306 to book a place.

Ahead of this St Andrew’s Day, discover the myths, legends and Royal stories behind several famous Scottish symbols, from thistles to unicorns. Explore their portrayal in fascinating objects and artworks from the Royal Collection.


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