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Tickets for The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit The King's official residence in Scotland

The Queen's Gallery, Holyroodhouse
Open Today 09:30 - 18:00

Operated by: Royal Collection Trust

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Duration: Typically 60 - 90 minutes
Last admission: 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible: A lift (108x107cm) is available. Mobility scooters are allowed. Manual wheelchairs and rollators can be borrowed free of charge on a first come, first served basis

What's included

Admission to the Palace, the State Apartments, and Mary, Queen of Scots' historic chambers
Admission to the ruins of Holyrood Abbey
Free multimedia guide, available in multiple languages
Access to the Palace's public garden

What's not included

Admission to the King's Gallery

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Containing over 90 illustrations, this official souvenir guide chronicles the history of this famous building – from its humble beginnings as a 12th-century Augustinian abbey to the striking baroque palace envisioned by Charles II.

  • Visit the State Apartments, Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers and the 12th-century ruins of Holyrood Abbey, with Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets
  • Hear about the role the Palace plays in Royal Scottish history and its former residents, including Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Explore with a free multimedia guide for a special insight at life in this Edinburgh attraction

The Palace of Holyroodhouse has origins as far back as 1128, when it was an Augustinian abbey. These days it's home to His Majesty The King, who welcomes around 8,000 specially invited guests from the end of June to early July, during 'Royal Week'.

Don't have a royal invitation? These Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets will do the trick!

Tour the Palace and see the State Apartments with a complimentary multimedia guide, where you'll learn about the Palace's former residents, such as Bonnie Prince Charlie, before exploring Mary Queen of Scots' chambers!

Then walk amongst the fascinating ruins of the 12th-century Abbey Church and gardens, and finish your visit at the Café at the Palace, where you can enjoy light refreshments and afternoon tea.

  • Please note that your smartphone voucher must be exchanged for paper tickets upon arrival
  • In order to speed this process up and reduce queuing times, please carry as few bags and items with you as possible
The Queen's Gallery, Holyroodhouse
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 18:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate, EH8 8DX, Edinburgh
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