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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, Spain, France and over 38 countries have loved this experience
    TINA DARBY

    Tina

    5/5

    Jun, 2024

    This is a very very good place to visit. Very informative. Staff were very polite and curtious and knowledgable. In their kilts and tartan I uniform they looked very professional and smart. Women's hair was tidy or Tied back. A credit to represent the Scottish tourist industry.
    Christopher Ewin

    Christopher

    5/5

    Jun, 2024

    The history is so interesting , the house and grounds are stunning and the staff so friendly and helpful. Great day was had, a trip well worth the money !!!!
    Margeret Adair

    Margeret

    5/5

    May, 2024

    The rooms were so nice, and the history was amazing! So glad I finally got to go in after years of trying. I usually came to Scotland in September and the Royal family was there and it was closed.
    Susan Lee Jenkins

    Susan

    5/5

    May, 2024

    The commentary was excellent. Very informative and well set out. So interesting to hear all the facts about past monarchs. Thank you.
    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.

    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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