Palace of Holyroodhouse
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An inside look at the official Royal Residence in Scotland
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is right in the centre of Edinburgh
Explore the majesty of the State Apartments
Walk through the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots
Includes entry to featured special exhibitions including A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Travel to/from the Palace
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Venue Information:

Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Waverley

Opening Hours:

November to March Thursday to Monday
09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:15)

Opening times 2023-24
April to June: Thursday to Monday
09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30)

July to September: Daily
09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30)

October: Thursday to Monday
09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30)

November to March: Thursday to Monday
09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:15)

The Palace of Holyroodhouse will be closed to visitors on:
29 March 2024
16 – 25 May 2024
27 June – 5 July 2024
26 December 2024

Please note:

You MUST print the voucher and exchange it at the ticket office for an entry ticket.
The Café at the Palace will be closed on 8 January 2024.
Holyrood Abbey and the Palace Gardens are currently closed to visitors until further notice.
As the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a working royal palace, sometimes closures can happen at short notice.
Under 5's go free.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.

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Situated at the end of the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh, against the breathtaking backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is absolutely stunning both inside and out. The official Royal residence in Scotland, Her Majesty the Queen conducts important official business here, as well as hosting lavish engagements and garden parties.

State Apartments

Take a walk through the exquisitely decorated State Apartments, renowned for their beautiful plasterwork ceilings, historical works of arts and incredible collection of magnificent tapestries. Reflecting the changing tastes of the monarchs through the ages, the scope of decor is impressive.

Visit the Throne Room and see where the Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Thistle attend the special luncheon. Enter the Great Gallery, the largest room in the palace, filled with Jacob de Wet’s portraits of legendary Kings of Scotland.

Mary, Queen of Scots’ Chambers

These historic apartments were once home to the legendary Mary, Queen of Scots and the location for many dramatic events including the murder of her Italian secretary. During her short and turbulent reign, Mary resided at Holyroodhouse; visit the Bedchamber, the Outer Chamber and her oratory.

Please note Holyrood Abbey and the Palace Gardens are currently closed to visitors until further notice.

Palace of Holyroodhouse
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