Discover the official royal residences


Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh"s Royal Mile. Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with us this year.

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Explore the Palace"s close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.

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Family Offer

Families visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse can save up khổng lồ £15.00when booking with us direct.

The family discount is automatically applied at checkout khổng lồ bookings of at least 1 adult and 2 children, up to 2 Adults và 4 children.

Yourticket includes a multimediatour.


Enjoy không tính tiền re-admission for a year by asking us to lớn treat your ticket purchase as a donation.At the kết thúc of your visit, ask a Warden khổng lồ stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1-YearPass.Find out more.

Opening times

Opening times

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed on Tuesdays và Wednesdays except for July & August, when it is mở cửa 7 days a week.

Opening timeLast admissionClosing time1November -31March1April - 31October

Palace closures

Holyrood Abbey iscurrently closed to visitors until further notice.

As the Palace of Holyroodhouseis a working royal palace,sometimes closures can happenat short notice.​

23 June - 1July2 July - please cảnh báo the Palace, Gallery, cà phê and cửa hàng are all closed on this date.
Practical information

Practical information

Please see ourCOVID-19 information pagefor more details on our safety procedures in place.

Holyrood Abbey is currently closed khổng lồ visitors until further notice.You và your belongings may be subject to lớn security checks.Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Mews.We encourage you lớn use these facilities before starting your visit.

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Map và directions

Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public oto park adjacent to lớn the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland trang web for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station. Visit National Rail Enquiries for times và fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a trăng tròn minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times & fares.

By coach / bus

Bus number 35 stops near the Palace. Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited không tính phí coach parking is available adjacent lớn the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace và The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.

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Please check our Practical Information page for any changes lớn the highlights on offer at the time of your visit.

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State Apartments

Mary, Queen of Scots

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Throne Room
Holyrood Abbey
Palace Gardens
Great Gallery
Treasures in the Palace
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What"s on

Until 25 September

Platinum Jubilee Display

Included in your ticket lớn the Palace, see a display featuring outfits worn by The Queen to lớn celebrate the Silver, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees.

Friday, 15 July 18:15

Jubilee Jive Late

Join us for our first ever Late opening with a fun-filled 1950s-inspired evening, including live music & dance demonstrations.

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Shopping & eating

Royal Collection siêu thị

Our online shops offer a wide range of exclusive gifts inspired by the royal palaces và the works of art in the Royal Collection.

Café at the Palace

The Café at the Palace offers simple, home-made dishes from fresh, locally-sourced produce.

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Children & Families

Drawing activities & trailsDownload educational resources khổng lồ use during your visit or at home.

Things to vị with childrenLearn about the Palace and its most famous residents with our interactive multimedia tour.

Top things lớn look out forCan you find the two thrones in the Palace?

Palace of Holyroodhouse communication cardsTo tư vấn children & young people on the autism spectrum to enjoy the Palace.

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About the Palace

The Palace todayThe Queen stays at the Palace during Royal Week each year.

Who built the Palace?According lớn medieval legend, the Abbey was founded in 1128 by David I of Scotland after seeing a vision of a stag.

Palace GardenWhen James IV built the first royal palace in 1503 the gardens were the setting for tournaments, hunting, hawking & archery.

TimelineExplore 900 years of history since the founding of Holyrood Abbey in the 12th century.

Palace of Holyroodhouse filmWatch a short film about the Palace.

Visitors over the centuriesThe Palace of Holyroodhouse has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years.

Mary, Queen of ScotsDiscover the real story of Mary, Queen of Scots & the Palace of Holyroodhouse in our online trail.



Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee outfits go on display for the first time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Friday, 1 July 2022


The Palace of Holyroodhouse to host a 1950s-inspired evening event to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Thursday, 26 May 2022


Official Platinum Jubilee commemorative range goes on sale

Monday, 8 November 2021


New public garden opens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Friday, 13 November 2020


Brooch gifted by Mary, Queen of Scots to her close aide & personal hairdresser goes on display

Monday, 7 January 2019


New portrait of The Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Friday, 30 November 2018

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Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to lớn the Palace of Holyroodhouse. We offer a range of interactive workshops, tours, learning activities và resources for nursery, primary and secondary pupils. Our schools visit information will help teachers and organisers plan their visit.

School sessionVirtual Holyrood: online workshops for schools Palace of Holyroodhouse 15 Aug 2022 - 29 Jun 2023 First Level, Second Level, Third và Fourth cấp độ
Social Studies
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School sessionPlatinum Jubilee at the Palace Palace of Holyroodhouse 6 Jan 2022 - đôi mươi Jun 2022 Second Level, Third và Fourth cấp độ
Citizenship, Expressive Arts, History The Queen
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School sessionThe Holyrood Story: 1128 khổng lồ now Palace of Holyroodhouse 15 Aug 2022 - 29 Jun 2023 Second Level, Third và Fourth level
Social Studies
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School sessionMary, Queen of Scots: power, palace & plots Palace of Holyroodhouse 15 Aug 2022 - 29 Jun 2023 First Level, Second cấp độ
Social Studies
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Group pricesWe offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more.

Group bookingsIt is essential to pre-book your group visit. Buy your tickets online or over the telephone.

Coach parkingFree coach parking is available next to lớn the Palace and is accessible via Abbeyhill.

GuidingGuiding is permitted in external areas of the Palace precinct.

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Access và mobility

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is largely accessible, with some restrictions in Mary, Queen of Scots" rooms. Concessionary rates are available if you have a disability và a companion is admitted không tính tiền of charge.

Accessible toilets are located in the Café at the Palace, which can be visited without a ticket. There is limited bench seating around the Palace.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

The multimedia guide is available in British Sign Language (BSL) & with subtitles, and an audio-descriptive guide is available for blind or partially-sighted visitors.

A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance.

The Palace tour is indoors with some small rooms, và includes access khổng lồ outdoor areas including the Palace garden. You may wish to download a photo journey (PDF) to help you plan your visit.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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General information on visiting is available on our Practical Information page.