Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, Royal Mile

Distance: 14.3 miles
Drive time: 29 minutes

Opening times
November to March open daily 09:30-16:30  (last admission 15:15)
April to October open daily 09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30)

14 April 2017
16 - 27 May 2017
27 June - 8 July 2017.
(Please note the Cafe at the Palace is also closed from 27 June - 8 July, however The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh will be open.)

25-26 December

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, in the historic centre of Edinburgh.

The Palace is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland.  Each year, the Queen spends one week in residence in the summer during Holyrood week, usually from end of June to the beginning of July.  During this period, the British monarch entertains approximately 8,000 guests.

Visitors to the Palace can explore the 16th century Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and the State Apartments, the ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abby, and the royal gardens.  In the Queen’s Gallery visitors can take advantage of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

Audio tours as well as group and visitors tours are available.  

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