Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
  • Telephone 0131 556 5100
  • Opening times Apr–Oct daily 9.30am–6pm; Nov–Mar daily 9.30am–4.30pm. Last admission 1h before closing.
  • Admission £10.75 (£9.80; under 17s £6.50; under 5s free).
  • Website www.royalcollection.org.uk
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The official Scottish residence of the Queen, this baroque palace was once home to Mary Queen of Scots and now houses the great artworks and tapestries of its regal residents.

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Carols around the Christmas tree

The Scottish Vocal Ensemble will provide an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal music in the splendour of the Great Gallery. Complete the night with a walk through the decorated State Apartments and enjoy a glass of wine, a mince pie and Christmas shopping with a 20% discount in the Palace shop.

Mon 11 Dec

Adult £13.50, Concessions £11.50 / 0131 556 5100

Tue 12 Dec

Adult £13.50, Concessions £11.50 / 0131 556 5100

Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The palace is decorated with garlands and wreaths and a table is laid with a silver service presented to George V and Queen Mary. There's also a six-metre Christmas tree.

Mon 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 12 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

Wed 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 5100

…and 21 more dates until 5 Jan 2018

Easter egg hunt

Visit us on Easter Sunday and take part in our Easter egg hunt. Join us in the Family Room to make and decorate your own basket and then follow a trail to find eggs hidden around the Palace. In the Great Gallery, storyteller Allison Galbraith and will tell family friendly tales of how the Easter Eggs found their way to…

Sun 1 Apr 2018

This event is included in the standard admission to the Palace or with a valid 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £14.00, Over 60/Student… / 0131 556 5100

Exclusive Evening Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This special Christmas tour of The Queen's official residence in Scotland, highlights both the Palace's dramatic past as well as its important role today. In the company of an expert guide, you will enjoy a private tour of the State Apartments once the Palace doors have closed to visitors for the day. An Exclusive…

Mon 11 Dec

Ticket price £40.00, Access companions and under 5s are free / 0131 556 5100

Tue 12 Dec

Ticket price £40.00, Access companions and under 5s are free / 0131 556 5100

Wed 13 Dec

Ticket price £40.00, Access companions and under 5s are free / 0131 556 5100

…and 20 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

February half term: Hands on History

Join us over the half term break and find out about some of the stranger objects from the Royal Collection that decorate The Queen’s official homes – Holyroodhouse, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Take inspiration from the objects you have seen and draft your own letter using ink and stained paper, before completing…

Mon 12 Feb 2018

This event is included in the standard admission to the Palace or with a valid 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £14.00, Over 60/Student… / 0131 556 5100

Tue 13 Feb 2018

This event is included in the standard admission to the Palace or with a valid 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £14.00, Over 60/Student… / 0131 556 5100

Wed 14 Feb 2018

This event is included in the standard admission to the Palace or with a valid 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £14.00, Over 60/Student… / 0131 556 5100

…and 2 more dates until 16 Feb 2018

Recitals for Wrigglers

Join us for a family recital in the unique setting of the Great Gallery which will be decorated for Christmas. Enjoy classical music, festive songs and popular nursery rhymes amongst icon portraits of Scottish royalty. Suitable for children aged four and under accompanied by parents or carers.

Sun 17 Dec

£8.00 full price for one adult and up to two children / 0131 556 5100

Royal Visit, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Make the most of your day in Edinburgh with our Royal Visit ticket. Each ticket offers admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen's Gallery and a Garden History Tour. Your Royal Visit will last for approximately 3 to 3 ½ hours. We encourage our visitors to enjoy a Garden History Tour as the first part of their…

Tue 1 May 2018

Adult £23.00, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £20.70, Under 17/Disabled £14.00, Under 5 Free, Family £60.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

Wed 2 May 2018

Adult £23.00, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £20.70, Under 17/Disabled £14.00, Under 5 Free, Family £60.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

Thu 3 May 2018

Adult £23.00, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £20.70, Under 17/Disabled £14.00, Under 5 Free, Family £60.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

…and 150 more dates until 30 Sep 2018

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