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Tickets for The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit The Queen's official residence in Scotland

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Overview
Opening hours
April - October: 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission 16:30), November - March: 09:30 - 16:30 (last admission 15:15)
Duration
Typically 60 - 90 minutes
Highlights
  • Visit the State Apartments, Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers and the 12th-century ruins of Holyrood Abbey
  • 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 audio guide for a special insight at life in this Edinburgh attraction
Description

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

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

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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 audio guide, available in multiple languages
  • Admission to the Queen's Gallery
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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Address
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate, The Royal Mile, EH8 8DX, Edinburgh
Key info
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
Audio guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, and Japanese
Additional info

Getting There

  • Train to Waverley Station + a 15-minute walk
  • Bus: Line 6 to Scottish Parliament, line 35 to Whitefoord House or Abbeyhill Crescent
Reviews
Jan 5, 2018
Beautifully maintained and friendly, helpful staff. A must when in Edinburgh!
Jan 4, 2018
Loved Holyrood Palace. Would highly recommend to all
Jan 4, 2018
Fantastic! Loved the history and the access you get to the palace, really fascinating and satisfies a curious traveler
Jan 3, 2018
Really good, brilliant!
Dec 9, 2017
It was wonderful
Dec 7, 2017
Audio tour was excellent. We are here from Canada, visiting a daughter who lives here. Tours like this will keep us coming back, even if our daughter should to live here (which is unlikely, because your city is great.
Dec 4, 2017
Despite the cold weather- seeing the palace was great - staff were friendly and accomodating
Nov 19, 2017
Really enjoyed
Nov 10, 2017
A very enjoyable experience
Nov 5, 2017
Very interesting well worth a visit.

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