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. This fine palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich 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 Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
Current exhibition at The Queen's Gallery:
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Thursday, 6 August 2015 to Sunday, 7 February 2016
This is the first ever exhibition devoted to Scottish art in the Royal Collection and brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria.
It includes the work of painters who were born in Scotland and travelled abroad, such as Allan Ramsay and Sir David Wilkie, and of those whose inspiration remained firmly rooted in their native land, such as Alexander Nasmyth and James Giles.
In particular, the exhibition highlights the importance and influence of artists whose work was shaped by the ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment
Palace Opening times:
November - March 09:30-16:30
(last admission 15:15)
April - October 09:30-18:00
(last admission 16:30)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
(includes an audio tour)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £10.60
Under 17 £7.00
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £30.20
Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
(includes audio tours)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £14.50
Under 17 £9.00
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £41.00
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.