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2018 International Festival venues

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street

T: +44(0)131 624 6490

Getting there

Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.

  • Find out about walking routes and cycling paths, bike security and bike parking options
  • Bus stop (North St David Street): 10, 11, 12, 16, 26, 44
  • Tram stop at York Place
  • Go green and try car-sharing to save costs and our planet - see goCarShare and TripshareEdinburgh
  • Pay and display parking on St Andrew Square and Dublin Street
  • Q-Park: Omni Centre (9 disabled bays)
  • Waverley Station 0.4 miles
Venue accessibility
  • Lift to all levels
  • Ramped access to the main entrance
  • Wheelchair spaces are located at the front of the Great Hall
  • Accessible toilet on ground floor, adjacent to the Great Hall
  • No loop system
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff
Safety & Security

Make sure you arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.