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Lothian Transport Buses 300 and 36

The 300 bus stops on Canongate.

The 36 bus stops on Holyrood Road, a few minutes walk uphill to the Library.


Crichton’s Close parking restrictions (double yellow lines) do not allow parking at any time, although unloading is allowed.

It is not possible to drive from the Canongate into Crichton’s Close, although taxis are usually willing to stop on the Canongate beside Crichton’s Close to let passengers out.  Taxis and other cars can also drive up to the close from Holyrood Road:  ask the driver to find the Tun building on Holyrood Road, then turn up Gentle’s Entry and turn right into Crichton’s Close.

Parking is available at the following carparks closest to Scottish Poetry Library:


The Scottish Poetry Library aims to be as accessible as possible for disabled and D/deaf users.  You can download our detailed Building access document, or contact us on or 0131 557 2876 for futher information.

You can also read the accessibility statement for this website.