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 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:
Shadows of War
Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855
4 August - 26 November 2017
This fascinating exhibition by pioneering Victorian photographer Roger Fenton is recognised as among the most significant visual accounts of conflict ever produced. Travelling in a wine merchant's van, which had been converted into a dark room and sleeping quarters, and equipped with 36 chests of cameras and glass plates, Fenton, considered the father of 'war photography', captured the destruction of the Crimean War through powerfully moving portraits of exhausted troops and images of desolate battlefields.
Drawn entirely from the Royal Collection, the exhibition comprises over 60 photographs acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as well as a beautifully narrated multimedia guide, with reflections on Fenton's images by His Royal Highness Prince Harry.
For additional information on exhibition inspired events, talks and family activities, please visit www.royalcollection.org.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 25-26 December 2017 and during royal visits. Admission prices: The Palace of Holyroodhouse (includes an audio tour available in 9 languages)