Palace of Holyroodhouse

Highlights

  • Explore inside the official Scottish Royal Residence.
  • Walk through the State Apartments including the Throne Room.
  • See the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • Discover the gorgeous Palace Gardens.

Overview

Visit Holyroodhouse Palace, the King’s official Scottish residence and the home of Scottish Royal history. Located at the end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Holyrood Palace provides guests with a taste of history and culture as they explore inside.

Walk through the magnificent State Apartments which were once used by the Royals. A reflection of the changing tastes of the previous monarchs, the State Apartments are renowned for their décor and historical works of art.

Admire the grand rooms as you enter the King’s Bedchamber, the Royal Dining Room, and the Throne Room. All three rooms have been used over recent years by the Royal Family, with Queen Elizabeth II hosting lunches in the Throne Room during the annual Holyrood Week!

Transport back in time as you enter the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots– one of the most famous monarchs to reside in the palace. Climb the steps of the northwest tower where Mary, Queen of Scots lived, and learn about the mystery, tragedy, and murder that once took place within these rooms.

Don’t forget to visit the largest room in the palace, the Great Gallery. Here you’ll find a collection of portraits of real kings and the one queen of Scotland. Originally, there were 111 portraits, but many were damaged in 1746 after the battle of Falkirk. Look closely and you’ll see sword marks on some of the portraits!

Finish your experience at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh by taking a stroll in the glorious gardens. The now rejuvenated gardens supplies flowers to the Palace for official events throughout the year!

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Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Exclusions

  • Transportation to and from the Palace
  • Food and drink

Additional information

April to October
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:
29th June to 8th July 2023
Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to Mary, Queen of Scots’ Apartments
You are required to scan the NHS QR code on entry, or provide your name & contact details on arrival
You must ensure that you have a printed copy of your ticket's for entry
All visitors over the age of 16 must download the NHS COVID-19 app before your visit
Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Waverley
From £20.00
From $26.00
From €24.00

Highlights

  • Explore inside the official Scottish Royal Residence.
  • Walk through the State Apartments including the Throne Room.
  • See the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • Discover the gorgeous Palace Gardens.