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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Amplified Tour for visitors with Hearing Loss

This small group tour looks at the history of the Palace and how it was used by royalty past and present. An FM portable loop system is available.

Tue 24 Jan 2017

The admission price for a disabled ticket is £7.20. / 0131 556 5100

Wed 22 Feb 2017

The admission price for a disabled ticket is £7.20. / 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.

Fri 9 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sat 10 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sun 11 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

…and 25 more dates until 5 Jan 2017

Coat of Arms Crazy: February Half Term

Visit the Palace and learn about the heraldry at Holyrood before designing and making your very own coat of arms in the Family Room.

Mon 13 Feb 2017

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Wed 15 Feb 2017

…and 4 more dates until 19 Feb 2017

Edinburgh Expert: Royal Mile Explorer Tour

A guided walk along Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile.

Sat 10 Dec

£14 (£10) / 0131 235 2351

Sun 11 Dec

£14 (£10) / 0131 235 2351

Wed 14 Dec

£14 (£10) / 0131 235 2351

…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

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…

Fri 9 Dec

Ticket price £35.00, Access companions and under 5s are free / 0131 556 5100

Sat 10 Dec

Ticket price £35.00, Access companions and under 5s are free / 0131 556 5100

Sun 11 Dec

Ticket price £35.00, Access companions and under 5s are free / 0131 556 5100

…and 22 more dates until 2 Jan 2017

Free Workshops for local Community Groups

Free staff-led tours and workshops are available for groups with charitable status. Sessions are designed to make participants feel welcome, bringing the Palace to life and making it more accessible to new visitors.

The Magic of Christmas Past: Family Event Day

Family fun day with storytelling, traditional Scottish music and a ceilidh run by local performers CeilidhKids. Fantoosh faceart provide festive themed face painting and you can make your very own festive Christmas decoration inspired by your visit to the Palace.

Sat 17 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £7.20; under 5s free) / 0131 556 5100

Recitals for Wrigglers: Family Event

Join us for a recital in the Great Gallery for an entertaining classical concert for parents and carers, with sensory play, stories and activities for children aged 4 and under.

Thu 15 Dec

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

Royal Rhyme Time: Family Event

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is brought to life with songs, rhymes and sensory play. Join us for a new family session aimed at under 5s, parents and carers.

Mon 6 Feb 2017

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

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