Visit the Queen's official residence in Scotland and admire the fascinating history and architecture of the royal walls.
Visit the State Apartments, the historic chambers of Mary Queen of Scots and the ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey
Learn more about the palace's role in the history of the Royal Scottish and its former inhabitants
Experience a special insight into the life in this Edinburgh attraction with a free audio guide
The Palace of Holyroodhouse dates back to 1128, when it was still an Augustinian abbey. Today it is the home of Her Majesty the Queen, who, together with the Duke of Edinburgh, welcomes around 8,000 specially invited guests during 'Royal Week' from late June to early July.
Visit the Palace and State Apartments with a free audio guide and learn more about the former residents of the Palace, such as Bonnie Prince Charlie, before exploring the historic chambers of Mary Queen of Scots!
Then wander through the fascinating ruins of the 12th century Abbey Church and gardens and finish your visit at the Castle Café, where you can enjoy light refreshments and afternoon tea.
Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30 to 18.00 h, Thursday-Monday 9.30 to 16.30 h.
For children under 5 years the entrance is free, please bring a valid proof of age with you.
You will need to go through an airport style security check. To speed up this process and reduce waiting times, please carry as few bags and items as possible with you.
Large bags and backpacks must be stored and picked up after your visit.
No eating, drinking, smoking or photographing in the museum.
Wheelchair accessible: A lift (108x107cm) is available. Mobility scooters are allowed. Manual wheelchairs and rollators can be borrowed free of charge according to the "first come, first served" principle. Audio guide in: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.
• Admission to the Palace, State Apartments and historic rooms of Mary Queen of Scots
• Admission to the ruins of Holyrood abbey
• Free audio guide, available in multiple languages
• Admission to the Queen's Gallery
Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, EH8 8DX, Edinburgh Please note that your smartphone voucher must be exchanged for paper tickets upon arrival.
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