Product Code: PHH-V
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.
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.
This summer, two special displays are coming to Windsor and Edinburgh to showcase Prince Philip’s legacy, and will be included with standard admission at no extra cost. The displays will chart significant events in The Prince’s life through a total of more than 150 objects across the two locations. The special display will be open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 23 July – 31 October 2021, and will look at The Prince’s connections to Scotland and its capital city. Another section will bring together items from his wedding to HRH The Princess Elizabeth, including the wedding invitation and wedding breakfast menu.
- The Palace of Holyroodhouse is right in the centre of Edinburgh
- Walk through the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots
- Explore the majesty of the State Apartments
- An inside look at the official Royal Residence in Scotland
- Entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Know Before You Book
- Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to Mary, Queen of Scots’ Apartments
Know Before You Go
- 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
Location & Meeting Points
Palace of Holyroodhouse