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Palace of Holyroodhouse Entrance Tickets with Multimedia Guide

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Discover more about the official residence of His Majesty The King of England and Scotland as you discover historic secrets housed within the opulent walls of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Highlights

  • Get an inside look at the official home of His Majesty The King in Scotland.

  • Explore the majesty of the State Apartments, a blend of grand and contrasting tastes of successive monarchs.

  • Walkthrough the Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots where dramatic events took place.

  • Discover works of art from the Royal Collection in the State Apartments.

  • Admire the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, once a grand medieval abbey in Scotland.

  • Wander out onto the lush Palace Gardens, set against the dramatic backdrop of Arthur’s Seat.

  • Use the complimentary multimedia guide to gain a deeper understanding of the Palace and its association with Scotland's rich history.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Multimedia guide in 11 languages

Exclusions

  • Tour guide

  • Hotel transfers

  • Food and drinks

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, France, Spain and over 38 countries have loved this experience
Miss Michelle Beech

Miss

5/5

Dec, 2023

Well managed, super efficient booking and entry process. The palace is beautiful and the audio guide was informative and equipment was really intuitive.
SEGURET OLIVIER

Seguret

5/5

Dec, 2023

The palace was incredible and to be able to visit it almost by night added a new dimension to this experience. The fact that we were very few to visit at the same time helped also to appreciate it more
Duncan Kennedy

Duncan

4/5

Nov, 2023

Very impressive building containing the original square tower with further add-ons over the centuries. Beautiful interior with wonderful description of each room via the personal audio system. Staff mannerly and attentive. Garden grounds and ruins of ancient church, also impressive. Palace cafe provided us with good food at very reasonable prices. Well worth a visit.
Sarah sykes

Sarah

5/5

Nov, 2023

Easy to book and saved queuing at the Palsce ( queue wasn't long) but went straight through. Excellent couple of hours looking around the Palace very interesting.
Elaine McCalman

Elaine

5/5

Nov, 2023

A real palace with lots to see and a gory history! Also a beautiful building, with circular turrets. Easy to book, but I would have preferred the option of extending my ticket to a one year pass!

Situated at the end of the Royal Mile in the center of Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is absolutely stunning both inside and out. A royal residence in Scotland for over 5 centuries, His Royal Majesty The King uses it for state ceremonies and official entertaining.

Explore the Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots. These walls have witnessed many dramatic events during her short and turbulent reign, including the murder of her Italian secretary by her husband Lord Darnley. It is hardly a surprise then that her Bedroom came to be described as 'the most famous room in Scotland'.

Take a walk through the exquisitely decorated State Apartments, renowned for their beautiful plasterwork ceilings, historical works of art, and unparalleled collection of Brussels tapestries. Reflecting on the changing tastes of the succeeding monarchs through the ages, the scope of decor is impressive. Visit the Great Gallery, where Bonnie Prince Charlie held several lavish balls after the setup of Jacobite Court in September 1745.

Take the chance to discover the ruins of Holyrood Abbey and the Palace's unique gardens, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. Admire a colorful array of medicinal and culinary plants inspired by some of the earliest recorded gardens of the site, at the newly added physic garden. If you wish, on your own, drop by at the Café at the Palace, where you can get everything from light refreshments and afternoon tea to lunch. You will get to enjoy delicious homemade dishes made from locally sourced produce.

Important Information

  • Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse with the exception of bottled water. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Food and drink are available at the Café at the Palace.

  • As the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a working royal palace, security and opening arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

  • Multimedia guides are available in English, Gaelic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, and British Sign Language.

Operating Hours

Palace Closures

  • From Sept 2023, closed every Tue and Wed

  • 25 & 26 Dec 2023

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Redemption Point

  • Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, United Kingdom..

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Abbeyhill Crescent. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #35 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. It is a quick 15-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains SCOTRAIL to get you there.

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