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8. The Palace of Holyrood House

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The Palace of Holyrood House 


Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. Today, the Palace is the setting for State ceremonies and official entertaining.

The Palace of Holyrood House Address:
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
Scotland, UK

The Palace of Holyrood House Opening Times:
The Palace is open daily
1st November - 29th February, 9.30am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
1st March to 31st October, 9.30am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm)
24th December, 9.30am - 2.00pm (last admission 1.00pm)
31st December, 9.00am - 3.00pm (last admission 2.00pm)
Closed 21st March, 25th - 26th December and during Royal Visits

The Palace of Holyrood House Admission:
Palace of Holyrood House
(includes an audio tour)
Adult £9.50
Over 60 years / Student (with valid ID) £8.50
Under 17 years  £5.50
Under 5 years Free
Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £24.50

Joint Palace of Holyrood House and The Queen's Gallery
Adult £13.00
Over 60 years / Student (with valid ID) £11.50
Under 17 years £7.50
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £33.50
By asking us to treat your purchase as a donation, we can claim gift aid tax relief on your payment
In return you can register on your first visit for a year’s Unlimited Admission

T  +44 (0)131 556 5100

F  +44 (0)20 7930 9625

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