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Short talk

Walter Scott's Jacobites

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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.

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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.

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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 Friday (Friday, 4 Sep 2020 - Friday, 25 Sep 2020)
  • 12:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 14:30
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
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Scottish novelist Walter Scott wrote about Jacobites in his world-famous novels Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817) and Redgauntlet (1824). Join us in the Palace gardens for a short talk with readings exploring how Walter Scott portrayed the Jacobite cause in his novels. 

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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