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.
Owing to government guidance, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery are temporarily closed. Find out more here.
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.
NEW for 2020 - Visit the Palace's beautiful reimagined 17th-century garden at the foot of the Royal Mile, open to everyone seven days a week.
Current exhibition at The Queen's Gallery:
Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour
5 March - 5 September 2021
Throughout their marriage, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthusiastic patrons of the art of watercolour painting. This exhibition documents their lives, private and official, together and includes many scenes of Victorian Edinburgh being displayed for the first time in Scotland.
Find out more here.
We have introduced timed tickets to manage the number of visitors inside The Queen’s official residences and galleries. By reducing capacity, we are making sure that everyone can enjoy their visit while maintaining social distancing and staying safe. For guaranteed entry while capacity is reduced, please book your ticket online ahead of your planned visit.
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 every Tuesday and Wednesday, on the 25 - 26 December and during royal visits.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
(includes a multimedia tour available in 10 languages)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £14.90
Under 17 £9.50
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £42.50
Combined Visit: Palace and Gallery
(includes multimedia tour):
Over 60 £19.70
Student (with valid ID) £19.20
Under 17 £12.00
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £55.80
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.