Palace of Holyroodhouse
- 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
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.
There are 11 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.
Thu 17 Nov
Tue 24 Jan 2017
BSL Tour of State Apartments
The Palace will be transformed for Christmas with giant trees, wreaths, garlands and twinkling lights. Join us for a festive BSL interpreted tour of the State and Historic Apartments looking at how the rooms have been used by royalty.
Carols Around the Christmas Tree
Christmas Carol singing with the Scottish Vocal Ensemble.
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
Edinburgh Expert: Royal Mile Explorer Tour
A guided walk along Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile.
Sat 29 Oct
Sun 30 Oct
Wed 2 Nov
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 3 Dec
Sun 4 Dec
Mon 5 Dec
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
Families are invited to this magical event day. Join our storyteller in the Great Gallery by the fireplace and hear stories of glorious feasts. Dress up and have your face painted before taking part in a family ceilidh, run by Ceilidh Kids. Explore the Palace with our festive trail and make your own Christmas presents to…
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.
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.
Verbal Description Highlights Tour
A guided tour of a selection of rooms in the State Apartments for blind and partially sighted visitors. Includes opportunities to get up close behind-the ropes and handle historical objects.
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