Heart and Soul takes place right in the heart of Scotland's capital, just minutes away from the home of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly. No matter where you're visiting from, there are a number of ways to easily join us in Princes Street Gardens...
There are multiple ways to get in and out of Princes Street Gardens. For anyone requiring level access, we suggest using the road entranceway off Kings Stables Road, which provides the most accessible route into the gardens. Click here to view the entranceway on Google Maps.
All of our villages are situated on the grass, but will be fully accessible with access ramps and mesh tracking throughout each village. All of the stages are also on level access, with an access ramp available at Stage B (St. Cuthbert's Church).
If you are travelling by car then the closest car park is NCP on Castle Terrace (with an entrance on King's Stable's Road). It is not particularly cheap, and you may prefer to Park and Ride.
There are seven P&Rs that serve central Edinburgh:
Ferrytoll, Ingliston, Sheriffhall, Wallyford, Hermiston, Newcraighall, and Straiton (Click on each for more information)
Many bus services in Edinburgh stop right on Princes Street at the park entrances.
For a full list, please see these websites:
Lothian Buses (tel: 0131 555 6363)
First Group Buses (tel: 08708 72 72 71)
Edinburgh Trams offer regular transport from the airport, via Ingliston Park & Ride to the city centre - with the Princes Street stop situated directly above the East Avenue entrance of the gardens. Ingliston P&R offers free parking† for tram users, with adult return tickets costing £3.40* within the city centre zone. Day passes are also available for those wishing to explore the City beyond Princes Street Gardens, valid on both the tram and most City Centre bus services.
If you're a national or international visitor, you can also take the tram from Edinburgh Airport directly to the City Centre - however there is an increased ticket fare for travelling within the airport zone.
*fares are subject to change, see Edinburgh Trams for details.
†Overnight parking is not available at Ingliston Park & Ride.
The gardens are a 10-minute walk from Waverley Station, walking west along Princes Street past the Royal Scottish Academy building, at the foot of the Mound.
Haymarket Station is also in close proximity; just a 15-minute walk to the gardens through Princes Street's West End.