Visit 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 multimedia tour in ten languages. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign as featured in the 2019 Universal Pictures movie 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.
Current exhibition at The Queen's Gallery:
Charles II: Art and Power
23 November 2018 - 2 June 2019
After the Restoration in 1660, a major rebuilding programme was started for Charles II, transforming Holyroodhouse into the royal palace we see today. Discover the lavish world of the King's court and explore the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the monarchy after a decade of republican rule.
For additional information on exhibition inspired events, talks and family activities, please visit www.rct.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 19 April, 14 - 25 May, 25 - 26 December and during royal visits.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
(includes a multimedia tour available in 10 languages)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £13.00
Under 17 £8.70
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £38.70
Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
(includes multimedia tour):
Over 60 £18.40
Student (with valid ID) £17.90
Under 17 £11.20
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £51.80
Visitors with disabilities:
Should you have any questions please contact our Specialist Sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)303 123 7322.
Where possible, we will offer parking for visitors with disabilities. To enquire about parking, please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7306.