Visitor Information and Contact Details
10 Infirmary Street
P +44 (0) 131 550 3660
Christmas Opening Times
Dovecot will be closed to the public from 3pm on 24 December and will re-open on 12 January at 10.30am. Dovecot Café reopens at 8.30am on 12 January. Dovecot staff are out of office 3pm 24 December and returning 5 January, but please check individual out of office messages.
Dovecot Studios Shop and Galleries
Mon – Sat 10.30am – 5.30pm
Cafe Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm, Sat 10am – 5.00pm
Viewing Balcony Open
Mon – Sat 12noon – 3.00pm
The balcony, weaving floor and gallery spaces are occasionally closed for exhibition installation and events so please call ahead to check opening times and avoid disappointment.
Dovecot is prominently located on Infirmary Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, close to the National Museum of Scotland, The Festival Theatre and Waverley Train Station.
Walk: Dovecot is a 10 minute walk from Waverley Train Station, Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
Bus: Lothian Bus routes 3, 3A, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, X47, 48, X48, 49
Train: the closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. From here it is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute taxi journey to Dovecot.
Bicycle: Edinburgh has a number of cycle lanes and paths. For maps please go to http://www.edinburgh.org/traveltips/aroundbike/. Dovecot has a bike rail at the front of the building.
Car: There is 2 hour on-street parking on Infirmary Street. The closest public car park is the NCP car park on Holyrood Road.