Palace of Holyroodhousetickets and tips

3 things worth shouting about:

  1. This 500-year-old Edinburgh palace is the King’s official pad in Scotland. Yep, Chuck and Camilla crash in Mary Queen of Scots’ old bedroom.
  2. You can see the Scottish Crown Jewels on special occasions like coronations. Get in.
  3. The lush gardens are great for a picnic and the palace is right at the end of the Royal Mile – a massive street packed with top historic sites.

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What is there to do at the Palace of Holyroodhouse?

Detailed plaster ceiling and red bed set in King's Bedroom Chamber

State Apartments

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Detailed Darnley jewel at Holyroodhouse

Treasures in the Palace

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Pink and purple flowers next to freshly cut grass

Palace Gardens

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Partially broken wall of Holyroodhouse Abbey

Holyrood Abbey

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Walls covered with framed paintings in Great Gallery at Palace of Holyroodhouse

Great Gallery

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Palace of Holyroodhouse tips and tricks


Nora says

"The audio guide is included in your entry"

The audio guide is really informative and included in your entry price.


Steve says

"The Abbey is undergoing renovation at the moment "

Unfortunately, the Abbey is undergoing renovations at the moment and is covered in scaffolding but it look stunning from what we could see!

What to expect at Palace of Holyroodhouse

Want next-level posh? Hang out in this palace

Need a bit of home décor inspo? The Palace of Holyroodhouse is a real eye-opener. State Apartments with fancy four-posters and French tapestries. The Throne Room, where reigning monarchs pop the kettle on for knights and ladies. And the Great Gallery – with portraits of 95 kings and 1 queen. Get your Palace of Holyrood House tickets here to discover for yourself.

This isn’t just where King Charles III carries out his royal duties in Scotland. It’s also the heart of Scottish royalty – a line that stretches back to Fergus 1 in 330 BC. No wonder half a million people visit every year – this place has seen everything from royal romance to violent murder (not recently though, don’t worry).

The guided tours are great and designed for different types of visitors. If you’re green-fingered, the Gardens Tour has cool plants and flowers. The Mary, Queen of Scots Tour showcases this iconic royal’s favourite rooms. The Queen’s Gallery Tour is a top choice for paintings, sculptures and other awesome works of art. And the Royal Apartments Tour includes impressive areas like the Throne Room and Ball Room.

You can also take an evening tour during the summer, when (allegedly) the King holds wild, boozy barbecues. Bring a bottle of Buckfast and you might make it past security.

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Facilites you'll find at Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • On-site Café(s)
  • Wheelchair Hire
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Green Spaces
  • Lockers

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How to get toHolyrood Palace

Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Edinburgh

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Holyrood Palace Opening Times

Monday 9:30am-6pm

Thursday 9:30am-6pm

Friday 9:30am-6pm

Sunday 9:30am-6pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse at a glance

Palace of Holyroodhouse is an attraction based in Edinburgh. It is listed in Tourist Attractions Historical Attractions . We have tickets available starting at £18.00.

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How much are Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets?

Ticket prices vary based on time and date of your visit, at Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets start from £18 for a standard adult tickets.

Where is the Palace of Holyrood?

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is located near the stunning city of Edinburgh, the address of Holyrood is Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX.

Is the Palace of Holyroodhouse worth visiting?

We’re totally not biased when we say you need to visit the Palace of Holyrood House – it's the perfect day out for any royal enthusiast or history lover.

Which is better to visit, Edinburgh Castle or Holyrood Palace?

We reckon both incredible historic sites are worth a visit, but Holyrood Palace is best for those looking for an insight into the sumptuous, luxury lifestyle of the royals, while Edinburgh castle is best for those in search of history – through the likes of the Jewels.

How much time do you need at Holyrood Palace?

Depending on how much you like to wander, touring around the Palace of Holyrood House can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple hours – there's plenty to see once you’re inside.

Is there a dress code at Holyrood Palace?

Casual dress is suitable for visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse – it is advised not to wear clothing that has offensive slogans or designs.

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