Coronations, weddings, intrigue, betrayal, assassination... dive into the official residence of the queen of England and Scotland, and discover the secrets of Holyrood Palace.
What to expect in the palace?
At the end of the Royal Mile sits Holyroodhouse Palace (better known as Holyrood Palace), a jewel of classical architecture. You'll pass through the sumptuous baroque style halls of the royal residence, looking for the footprints the Scottish monarchs left behind.
You can visit the bedrooms of the palace's most famous resident, Mary Stewart (the most famous Scottish Queen), and during the visit, you're sure to feel a member of royalty as you admire the decorative furniture of the time, as well as magnificent tapestries and royal portraits.
In the royal grounds you can see the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, and wandering between its walls with the sky as the ceiling feel the romance and mystery with which it is still imbued. And neither should you miss the gardens which extend into the land surrounding Arthur's seat.
Along with an audioguide in English (and 8 other languages) by the end of the tour you'll be in no doubt as to why Holyrood is one of the most admired palaces in Scotland.
- From 1st November to 29th March: from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (last entry 3:15 pm).
- From 31st March to 31st October: from 9:30 am to 6 pm (last entry 4:30).
Holyroodhouse Palace is a functioning royal palace, and as such could be subject to closure for official events.
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Holyrood Palace Ticket
Over 60s and StudentsUS$ 20.70
Children between 5 and 16US$ 13.20
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Entry to Holyroodhouse Palace.
Audioguide in English and 8 other languages.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Most areas are accessible.
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Holyroodhouse Palace (Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX).