An inside look at the official Royal Residence in Scotland
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is right in the centre of Edinburgh
Explore the majesty of the State Apartments
Walk through the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots
Includes entry to featured special exhibitions including A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Waverley
Thursday to Monday, 09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30)
November to March
Thursday to Monday, 09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:15)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse will be closed to visitors on:
29 June – 7 July 2023
25 – 26 December 2023
You MUST print the voucher and exchange it at the ticket office for an entry ticket.
Holyrood Abbey and the Palace Gardens are currently closed to visitors until further notice.
As the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a working royal palace, sometimes closures can happen at short notice.
Under 5's go free
Situated at the end of the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh, against the breathtaking backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is absolutely stunning both inside and out. The official Royal residence in Scotland, Her Majesty the Queen conducts important official business here, as well as hosting lavish engagements and garden parties.
Take a walk through the exquisitely decorated State Apartments, renowned for their beautiful plasterwork ceilings, historical works of arts and incredible collection of magnificent tapestries. Reflecting the changing tastes of the monarchs through the ages, the scope of decor is impressive.
Visit the Throne Room and see where the Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Thistle attend the special luncheon. Enter the Great Gallery, the largest room in the palace, filled with Jacob de Wet’s portraits of legendary Kings of Scotland.
Mary, Queen of Scots’ Chambers
These historic apartments were once home to the legendary Mary, Queen of Scots and the location for many dramatic events including the murder of her Italian secretary. During her short and turbulent reign, Mary resided at Holyroodhouse; visit the Bedchamber, the Outer Chamber and her oratory.
Please note Holyrood Abbey and the Palace Gardens are currently closed to visitors until further notice.