Visitors, including school parties, are welcome at Athelstaneford. The village lies some 20 miles from Edinburgh and is easily accessed off the A1. The B1347 turn-off is a mile to the east of Haddington and signposted.
The site is a 4-star visitor attraction, comprising the Flag Heritage Centre, the Saltire Memorial and the historic Parish Church and graveyard. These are described in greater detail below. The Church and Memorial can be visited at any time. The Heritage Centre is open daily between 09:00 and 18:00 from April to October and on St. Andrew’s Day. Admission is free!