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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BSL tour: Holyrood Abbey and Palace Gardens

Join a member of the learning team and a BSL interpreter in a guided tour of Holyrood Abbey, and the Palace Gardens. You will begin the tour in the Abbey and learn about the building’s extraordinary 900 - year history and continue to the gardens, where you will learn how the gardens have been used over the last 500 years…

Wed 31 May

This event is included in your standard admission to the Palace. Booking is required, Adults £12:50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11:40, Under… / 0131 556 5100

BSL Tour: Palace of Holyroodhouse

This small group tour looks at the life in the Palace during the time of Mary, Queen of Scots and her Stuart descendants. Includes opportunities to get up close behind-the-ropes and handle historical objects.

Tue 13 Jun

This event is included in your standard admission to the Palace. Booking is required., Adults £12:50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11:40, Under… / 0131 556 5100

Edinburgh Expert: Royal Mile Walking Tour

A guided walk along Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile.

Sat 3 Jun

£14 (£10) / 0131 556 5100

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Sun 4 Jun

£14 (£10) / 0131 556 5100

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Sat 10 Jun

£14 (£10) / 0131 556 5100

  • 13:00 – 15:30
…and 15 more dates until 30 Jul

Lunchtime lecture- 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 15 Jun

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking advised. / 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 11 Jul

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

Recitals for Wrigglers

Classical music to get those little ones introduced early.

Tue 30 May

£8 full price for one adult and up to two children., / 0131 556 5100

Sensory garden tour: Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join us for a verbal descriptive sensory tour of the Palace Gardens. Find out how the gardeners get ready for the annual Royal Garden Party while you also learn how the garden has been used in the past. This unique sensory experience for blind and partially sighted audiences will give you chance to touch and smell…

Mon 5 Jun

This event is included in your standard admission to the Palace. Booking is required., Adults £12:50, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £11:40, Under… / 0131 556 5100

Short talk- Henry Benedict, the Jacobite cardinal

This talks explores the life of Charles Edward Stuart's younger brother, Henry, who became one of the Catholic Church's longest serving cardinals, and the last Jacobite to publicly claim the throne.

Wed 31 May

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking not required. / 0131 556 5100

Short talk- The Polish connection

Many of the dynastic intrigues of the Stuarts are echoed in the family history of Bonnie Prince Charlie's mother, Maria Sobieska. In this talk, find out about the dramas surrounding her grand Polish royal family.

Wed 31 May

Free with Palace ticket or Palace 1-Year Pass. Booking not required. / 0131 556 5100

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