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Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

From £16.50 per person

Discover the regal splendor of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse complex with an entrance ticket to the Queen’s official Scottish residence. Explore the State Apartments, see Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers, the Throne Room, and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Queen's official residence in Scotland at Holyroodhouse
  • Learn about dramatic events from Scotland's history in Mary Queen of Scots' chambers
  • Wander the picturesque ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey
  • Enjoy a refreshing drink, snack or lunch in the Café at the Palace (own expense)
  • Stand in rooms still used by the Queen for official and private engagements
  • Discover the changing tastes of successive monarchs
Full description
Wander the opulent state rooms and lavish gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official Scottish residence, located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Once inside the baroque palace, learn about its close associations with Scotland's history via a complimentary multimedia guide (available in 9 languages). Visit the State Apartments to see the changing tastes of successive monarchs. Marvel at fine plasterwork ceilings and Brussels tapestries, along with paintings and other artworks in rooms still used by the Queen and Royal Family for official ceremonies. Go to the Throne Room to see where lunch was served to the Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Thistle when a new knight was installed. Discover where the Queen holds her private audiences in the Morning Drawing Room. Continue to the Great Gallery, where Scottish residents named in the New Year’s Honours List or Queen's Birthday Honours List receive their award at an Investiture ceremony. Admire Jacob de Wet's portraits of real and legendary kings of Scotland in the Great Gallery, the largest room in the palace. Learn about dramatic events from Scotland’s history in Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers, where she witnessed the brutal murder of her secretary, Rizzio, by her jealous husband, Lord Darnley. At the end of your multimedia tour, enjoy a refreshing drink or light lunch (own expense) at the Café at the Palace.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Multimedia guide (available in 9 different languages)
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DX

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You may be subject to security checks. Some items may have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of your visit
  • Tickets purchased through GetYourGuide cannot be converted into a 1-year-pass
  • For safety and security reasons, a 1-way route operates inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  •  Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted in the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  •  In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1049 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Enjoyed the visit but I think the hand held tour guide on Britannia is a lot better to use than the system at Holyrood. My partner uses hearing aids and glasses so it was impossible for him to use the headset so he missed the guide and did not get the most from his visit.

19 November 2021

This was an unexpected surprise as to how good it was. Do not participate without the headset and guide; the equipment is fantastic; brilliant information and videos to watch to increase the learning experience. Adult and child versions to adjust the way the information is delivered. Unless you like souvenirs, you won’t need to purchase a guide book. Beautiful property and was able to take many pictures. Sadly, couldn’t visit the gardens due to heavy rain and flooding, but that didn’t dampen our enjoyment

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5 November 2021

Absolutely amazing experience, beautiful palace and grounds. The audio head set was the perfect way to hear information about the palace and the royal family, the rooms was well Presented and signposted with all information needed for a amazing experience.’The tea room had excellent food with lots of choice and the shop was well stocked for memorabilia of the day.

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3 October 2021

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