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Up close: The Tam O'Shanter chair

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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
  • Saturday, 25 Jan 2020
  • 10:00 - 15:00
  • Free with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass

Get up close to the Tam O'Shanter chair, see its hidden painting and find out the surprising story behind its links to Robert Burns's famous poem and a king's historic visit to Scotland.

Performances of Tam O'Shanter will take place at 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

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