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.

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There are 9 events at this location

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The Big Draw: October half term 2017

Families are invited to the Palace of Holyroodhouse where they can enjoy the family audio tour and learn about the kings and queens of Scotland. During your visit, pick up a family activity trail and take inspiration from the state apartments as you doodle and complete activities on the visitor route. From 12:00…

Mon 16 Oct

Free with Palace ticket or 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £12.50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11.40, under 17/Disabled £7.50, under 5… / 0131 556 5100

Tue 17 Oct

Free with Palace ticket or 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £12.50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11.40, under 17/Disabled £7.50, under 5… / 0131 556 5100

Wed 18 Oct

Free with Palace ticket or 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £12.50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11.40, under 17/Disabled £7.50, under 5… / 0131 556 5100

…and 2 more dates until 20 Oct

Exclusive Evening Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This special summer 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 Evening…

Fri 18 Aug

£40.00 per person / 0131 556 5100

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Sat 19 Aug

£40.00 per person / 0131 556 5100

Sun 20 Aug

£40.00 per person / 0131 556 5100

…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug

The Jacobite court comes home

In the midst of the ‘45 Jacobite Rising Prince Charles Edward Stuart held court for six weeks at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Ailsa Hutton has been researching Bonnie Prince Charlie’s time at Holyroodhouse and in this talk she will discuss the Prince's journey to Edinburgh, his residence at the Palace and his life in the…

Thu 14 Sep

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking advised. / 0131 556 5100

Jacobites Festival Day

A fun-packed and stimulating day for all ages. Step back in time and immerse yourself in life at the court of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the autumn of 1745. Meet his admirer Maddie Pringle who will teach you Jacobite songs and eavesdrop on the Prince as he prepares for battle. Join our Palace experts and get up close to…

Sun 29 Oct

Free with Palace ticket or 1 - Year Pass, Admission prices:, Adult £12.50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11.40, under 17/Disabled £7.50, under 5… / 0131 556 5100

The Prince's Palace

Join Royal Collection Trust Senior Curator and Palace of Holyroodhouse expert Deborah Clarke on a 20-minute tour of the rooms and spaces that Bonnie Prince Charlie frequented on his famous six-week sojourn in Edinburgh in 1745 when he set up court at Holyroodhouse.

Tue 5 Sep

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking essential. / 0131 556 5100

Wed 6 Sep

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking essential. / 0131 556 5100

Thu 7 Sep

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking essential. / 0131 556 5100

…and 61 more dates until 7 Nov

Recitals for Wrigglers

Join us for a family recital in the unique setting of the Great Gallery. Enjoy classical music and popular nursery rhymes amongst iconic portraits of Scottish royalty. Suitable for children aged four and under accompanied by parents or carers.

Sun 22 Oct

£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…

Fri 18 Aug

Adult £21.50, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £20.00, Under 17/Disabled £14.00, Under 5 Free, Family £57.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 19 Aug

Adult £21.50, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £20.00, Under 17/Disabled £14.00, Under 5 Free, Family £57.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

Sun 20 Aug

Adult £21.50, Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £20.00, Under 17/Disabled £14.00, Under 5 Free, Family £57.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 0131 556 5100

…and 41 more dates until 30 Sep

Summer at the Palace

Explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse with a range of trails and drop in activities in the Family Room. Join us for tours and storytelling on selected dates. Every weekday, 11:30 - 12:30 This family tour gives you a sneak peak behind the ropes in the state apartments. Learn about the Palace most famous residents as…

Fri 18 Aug

All events are free with your standard admission to the Palace., Adults £12:50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11:40, Under 17/Disabled £7.50… / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 19 Aug

All events are free with your standard admission to the Palace., Adults £12:50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11:40, Under 17/Disabled £7.50… / 0131 556 5100

Sun 20 Aug

All events are free with your standard admission to the Palace., Adults £12:50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11:40, Under 17/Disabled £7.50… / 0131 556 5100

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Ye Jacobites by Name: poetry walks in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Edinburgh

Join poet Ken Cockburn for a walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, exploring places connected with the Jacobite occupation. Ken sings songs and reads poems and prose written by those involved at the time, and by later writers fascinated by the turbulence and romance of 'Charlies's Year', including Burns, Scott and…

Sat 9 Sep

Adults £20.00, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £18.00, Under 17/Disabled £18.00 / 0131 556 5100

Sun 10 Sep

Adults £20.00, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £18.00, Under 17/Disabled £18.00 / 0131 556 5100

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