£12.50 – £25

Bus from Edinburgh to Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay 201...

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Bus departs NGS Modern Two

73 Belford Road

Edinburgh

EH4 3DS

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Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay - is located 25 miles from the centre of Edinburgh in a rural setting in the Pentland Hills. The nearest bus stop is 4 miles away, so reaching it by public transport is a challenge. The solution to this problem is to use our chartered bus from Edinburgh on Saturdays in 2017.

  • 11.45 am Bus departs from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (ModernTwo), 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS.
  • Approx 12.45 pm Minibus arrives at the carpark at Little Sparta.

There is an uphill walk of around half a mile (700 metres) on a rough farm track from the car park to the garden. People of average fitness should allow around 15 minutes for this walk. This excursion is NOT SUITABLE for people with walking or breathing difficulties. Dress as you would for hill-walking.

  • 3 pm Minibus departs from the Little Sparta car park.
  • Approx 4 pm Minibus arrives back at Modern Two.

Return bus fare: £12.50

Standard admission to Little Sparta: £12.50

Student / Young Scot admission to Little Sparta: £7.50

Gardener's World card discounted admission: £6.25

No dogs allowed; visitor toilet available.

There's no catering at Little Sparta, so bring snacks to keep you going, or have brunch in the National Gallery of Modern Art cafe before you board the bus.

In August, our drivers will do their best to find the best route through Edinburgh's festival traffic, but we cannot accept any responsibility for journey times longer than anticipated.

Any profits go directly to The Little Sparta Trust, a registered charity in Scotland (SC023222).

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Bus departs NGS Modern Two

73 Belford Road

Edinburgh

EH4 3DS

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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