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Special visit

Ye Jacobites by Name poetry walks

John Pettie, Bonnie Prince Charlie Entering the Ballroom at Holyroodhouse, 1892
John Pettie, Bonnie Prince Charlie Entering the Ballroom at Holyroodhouse, 1892 ©
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  • Please note that the tours for Friday 14 July and Saturday 15 July have been cancelled. Places are available on the Sunday 16 July tour.

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
  • Daily (Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 - Sunday, 16 Jul 2017)
  • 10:30 - 12:30
  • £20.00 full price, £18 concession, Booking essential

Join poet Ken Cockburn for a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, exploring places connected with its occupation by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highland army in the autumn of 1745. Ken reads poems and prose about the ’45, written by those involved at the time, and by later writers fascinated by the turbulence and romance of ‘Charlie’s Year’, including Burns, Scott and Stevenson. The walk starts at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and ends at the National Museum of Scotland.