Holyrood Palace (The Palace of Holyroodhouse), Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Standing at the end of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, this fine palace is the home of Scottish royal history.

At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and remarkable royal gardens, all with a complimentary audio tour. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign. Today, the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining.

The Queen’s Gallery at the Holyrood Palace hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. A current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery on exhibition inspired events, talks and family activities, please visit www.royalcollection.org.uk/whatson


Palace Opening times:

April – October 09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30)

November – March 09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:15)

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed 30 March, 15 – 26 May, 26 June – 7 July, 25 – 26 December and during royal visits.

Admission prices:

(includes an audio tour available in 9 languages)

Adult £14.00

Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £12.70

Under 17 £8.10

Under 5 Free

Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £36.10

Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
(includes an audio tour):

Adult £17.50

Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £16.00

Under 17 £10.00

Under 5 Free

Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £45.00

Visitors with disabilities:

For detailed access information: The Palace of Holyroodhouse Access Information

Should you have any questions please contact Holyrood Palace sales team at specialistsales@royalcollection.org.uk or +44 (0)303 123 7322.
Where possible, Holyrood Palace will offer to park for visitors with disabilities.
To inquire about parking, please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7306.

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