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Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust

Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust
Likely to sell out Booked 18 times yesterday

From US$ 21.10 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 18 times yesterday

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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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Scots Gaelic

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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Enter the Palace of Holyroodhouse and show your ticket on arrival before you go in

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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 1328 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
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This was a really good experience. The Palace was very interesting to visit. It’s steeped in history. There were fascinating artefacts to see, and the Queen’s jubilee outfits were on display. The gardens of the palace were also lovely to walk in. It’s well worth using the audio guide to give further information.

July 24, 2022

Wonderful experience. The Palace was busy but there was plenty of space for all. The audio set provided was very informative and no was was rushing us. I loved the audio suggestion where you could rub the screen and get more information on how the rooms looked in past times.

July 23, 2022

Such an easy experience. I wish we would have known we could have gone any time that day, because that would have made our planning easier, but it was such a great experience overall. Very easy to show our tickets and then receive our headsets for the tour. We loved the whole experience. 10/10 recommend!

June 5, 2022

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