The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat.
At the Palace of Holyroodhouse visitors can explore the 14 historic and State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey with a complimentary audio tour. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, today the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining.
The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man
02 August - 10 November 2013
Long recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. Had his ground-breaking work been published, it would have transformed European knowledge of the subject.
This exhibition focuses on Leonardo’s anatomical investigations during the winter of 1510-11, when he carried out some 20 autopsies at the University of Pavia in collaboration with the professor of anatomy, Marcantonio della Torre.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is open daily.
1 April to 31 October 2013
09:30-18:00 (last admission 17:00)
1 November 2013 to 31 March 2014
09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:30)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed:
20 April (open from 14:00)
14-25 May 2013
7-14 June 2013
25 June - 6 July 2013
25-26 December 2013
During royal visits
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
(includes an audio tour)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £10.00
Under 17 £6.65
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £29.25
Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
(includes audio tours)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £14.15
Under 17 £8.80
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £40.80
Visitors with disabilities:
Detailed access information is available here: The Palace of Holyroodhouse Access Information
If you have any additional questions please contact our Specialist Sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7766 7324.
When possible, the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery will also offer parking for visitors with disabilities. To enquire about parking, please telephone 0131 524 1120.