Getting to the Fireworks
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The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert will take place on Monday 28 August at 9.00pm when Karen Matheson and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform a special concert for Gardens ticketholders. At 9.30pm, the second half of the concert commences with fireworks, ending at 10.15pm approximately.
Gates will be open for priority ticket holders by 6.45pm and for standard ticket holders by 7.30pm. We encourage you to arrive in plenty of time as we expect queues. Give yourself the best chance at picking your preferred spot in the Gardens! The Floral Clock entrance often has the longest queues, so don’t forget that you can also enter via the other entrances on King’s Stables Road or the West End of Princes Street.
Several roads will be closed on the day of the event. For a full list of closures, visit Lothian Buses.
Walking and Cycling
Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. The City of Edinburgh Council is an excellent source of information on cycle paths and routes, bike security and bike parking options.
Edinburgh’s central train station, Waverley Station, is only a 10-minute walk from the Ross Theatre and Princes Street Gardens and enjoys frequent direct train services from Glasgow, Dundee, London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and other towns and cities in Scotland and beyond. You can find out more about travelling to Edinburgh by train here.
The Edinburgh Trams runs a frequent service from Edinburgh Airport to York Place in the city centre. The closest tram stop to the Ross Theatre and Princes Street Gardens is Princes Street.
Find out the latest information about the Edinburgh Trams and how they integrate with the bus services here.
The nearest taxi rank is on Frederick Street, at the closure of the junction with Princes Street.
We strongly recommend that where possible, you leave your car behind and either walk, cycle, or use public transport to get to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.
Parking in the city centre is limited, but there are some pay and display on-street parking opportunities around the city. You can find out more information about parking on the City of Edinburgh Council website.