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 8 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…

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

  • 12:00 – 15:00

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

Thu 19 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

Fri 20 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

Christmas festival day

Families are invited to this festive family day at the Palace. Join our storyteller Anna Lehr in Great Gallery by the fireplace and hear stories of glorious feasts. Dress up and have your face painted by Fantoosh Face Art before taking part in a family ceilidh, run by Ceilidh Kids. Collect hidden Christmas presents along…

Sun 17 Dec

This event is included in the standard admission to the Palace or with a valid 1 - Year Pass., Admission prices:, Adult £12.50, Over 60/Student… / 0131 556 5100

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…

Sat 2 Dec

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

Sun 3 Dec

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

Mon 4 Dec

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

…and 29 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

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 17 Oct

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

  • 14:00 – 14:20

Wed 18 Oct

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

Thu 19 Oct

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

…and 19 more dates until 7 Nov

Recitals for Wrigglers

Gentle classical music and stories for babies and toddlers

Sun 22 Oct

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

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