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Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

    Standing at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official home of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland, and is used by Her Majesty for State ceremonies and official entertaining.

    The Palace has been a royal residence for over 500 years and is closely associated with Scotland's rich history. A visit to the Palace includes the Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots, which were the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short and turbulent reign, including the brutal murder of her Italian secretary, David Rizzio, by her husband, Lord Darnley. Her Bedchamber has been described as 'the most famous room in Scotland'.

    In the Palace's State Apartments, visitors can see the magnificent Great Gallery, where Bonnie Prince Charlie held lavish balls when he set up his Jacobite Court at the Palace in September 1745. The State Apartments today reflect the changing tastes of successive monarchs, and are renowned for their fine plasterwork ceilings and unrivalled collection of Brussels tapestries. They are furnished with numerous works of art from the Royal Collection, many of which have long associations with Holyroodhouse and Scotland.

    A visit to the Palace includes the opportunity to explore the ruins of Holyrood Abbey and the Palace's unique gardens, which are set against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. At the Café at the Palace, visitors can enjoy home-made dishes made from locally sourced produce, from light refreshments and lunch to afternoon tea.

    Image credit: John Freeman, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    1/1/2020 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Multimedia guide
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • You and your belongings may be subject to security checks.
    • Photography is not permitted inside the Palace. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
    • Audio Guides are available for families and an audio descriptive tour for blind or partially-sighted visitors.
    • Eating and drinking aren't allowed inside the Palace, but refreshments are available in the Café at the Palace.
    • Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Mews Courtyard.
    • For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the Palace. They need to be checked in at the entrance and collected at the end of your visit. Discover more tips for visiting with children.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that between 1st April and 31st October last admission is 4:30pm. Between 1st November and 31st March last entry is 3:15pm
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    This was a great tour! Beautiful palace and grounds. Definitely worth a look if you're in the area. Nice and easily walkable.
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    Was a nice audio guided tour around the palace. Very informative and not rushed. My favorite part of the tour was learning about Mary Queen of Scots room and how her lover was murdered in one of the rooms! The palace also has very lovely views of Arthur's seat!.
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    Went to Holyrood palace whilst visiting Edinburgh and found it to be a lovely place...everybody is given a talking guide with earphones so you can tour at your own pace and there was no extra charge for this.....great palace ...one of the best I have been to
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    This was a great tour thanks to an easy to use audio set they give you as part of the tour. You learn the history of the palace as well as how it is currently used with the royals. I especially liked seeing the ruins of the original Abbey and the great views of Arthur's seat
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    Although very interesting, we felt like a herd of cattle, going to each room then all standing listening to the audio guide and then moving on. I think it needs a bit more interaction with real people and after visiting Buckingham palace there is no comparison. Word of warning,
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    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • Duration: 1h
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