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.
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.
High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson
Friday, 22 November 2013 to Sunday, 2 March 2014
The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject matter of Thomas Rowlandson, one of the leading caricaturists of Georgian England.
Rowlandson was working at a time when English satirical prints were prized by collectors across Europe. A number of the works in the exhibition were purchased by George, Prince of Wales, later Prince Regent and King George IV. Ironically the Prince was often the butt of caricaturists’ jokes and sometimes tried to prevent the publication of images that he felt were particularly offensive.Through Rowlandson’s drawings and prints, the exhibition examines life at the turn of the 19th century.
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:
25-26 December 2013
18 April 2014
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
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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.