Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Visit to explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.

During the course of this 250th anniversary year, explore Walter Scott’s work, his royal connections, and his exploration of the history of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in short talks, activities and more. Check this page and follow us on social media to keep up to date as we explore this fascinating figure, the courtly characters represented in his works and his royal readership.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX