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The Royal Edinburgh

See Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Britannia and Holyrood Palace with one ticket

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
Lothian Buses
Registered address: 55 Annandale Street, EH7 4AZ, Edinburgh, GB
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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What's included

Fast-track access to Edinburgh Castle
Fast-track access to Holyrood Palace
Fast-track access to Royal Yacht Britannia
Access to the Edinburgh Tour
Access to the Majestic Tour
Access to the City Sightseeing Tour

Important information

Palace of Holyrood House is currently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (open 7 days from July to September) and also closed from May 18-27, June 29-July 8.

Meeting point

Waterloo Place, EH1 3BG, Edinburgh

  • Three guided hop-on hop-off bus routes through Edinburgh take you from Old Town to New Town, from the Botanical Garden to the Britannia Yacht
  • Get guaranteed access to Holyroodhouse Palace, the favorite residence of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, and the venue for both of Mary Queen of Scots' weddings
  • The Stone of Destiny in Edinburgh Castle (also known as the Stone of Scone or the Coronation Stone) is where kings of Scotland and England have been crowned for over a thousand years

The Royal Edinburgh ticket gets you 48 hours of unlimited travel on the City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour, and the Majestic Tour buses. Additionally, this package includes guaranteed tickets to three must-see locales: Holyrood Palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, and Edinburgh Castle. Go to what interests you, get right in to the busiest attractions, and stay as long as you want.

Get two full days to travel Auld Reekie by bus: so 41 stops on three different lines, all with audio accompaniment. Plus, guaranteed access to three of the finest sites in the city!

Edinburgh Castle is a frequently besieged fortress that towers over the city, and is home to the oldest British crown jewels and the National War Museum. The Baroque Holyrood Palace lies on the other end of Royal Mile and is said to be the favorite residence of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II.

Your bus routes will also take you out to Leith, where you can see another of Scotland's favorite visitor attractions: the luxurious Royal Yacht Britannia. This elegant vessel was the at-sea home of the British Royal family for 44 years.

With 1400 years of history, Edinburgh is home to more sights than one traveler could see - but that's no reason not to try!

Insider tip

  • Show your Tiqets’ voucher at the starting point: Edinburgh Bus Tours stop in St Andrew Square
  • Edinburgh Bus Tour staff will issue an actual Royal Edinburgh Ticket and will reserve an Edinburgh Castle entry slot for you
  • You will visit Holyrood Palace and Royal Britannia when you choose, using the same ticket issued by the Edinburgh Bus Tour staff
  • Holyrood Palace is currently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Entry to Queens’ Gallery is also closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Edinburgh Castle
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Monday 09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 09:30 - 16:30
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Monday 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

Ratings & reviews

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3 reviews
Tanya,  Australia Australia
08 Oct 2023
Great value with entrance to The Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht and The Palace of the Holyrood House along with 3 different buses for 24 hours. I would definitely recommend The Royal Edinburgh ticket.
Great value with entrance to The Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht and The Palace of the Holyrood House along with 3 different buses for 24 hours. I would definitely recommend The Royal Edinburgh ticket.
The Royal Edinburgh
Karen,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
23 Oct 2023
We bought the 48 hour ticket which was really good value and all staff were really helpful and pleasant at all the attractions we visited ,had a great trip
The Royal Edinburgh
stewart,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
21 Aug 2023
Absolutely fantastic staff on buses couldn't do enough so helpful made the visits so easy and informative
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