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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
    • Multimedia guide
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
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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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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    More than what I expected. We found out that Holyroodhouse is still a palace of Queen Elizabeth and not just a relic. It presents history and exhibits for more than just Mary Queen of Scots, which was the only connection I knew of. As in...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Betsy K
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Definitely one of the top 5 palaces in Scotland. The audio tour is well done and not overly detailed, so easy to listen to without getting bogged down with too much information. Lots to see and take in, the tour can easily be done in...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank WorldTravelerJL18
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Unless you book this experience, you only see the outside of the palace. When touring the palace, it's one of the best experiences, as the palace is completely furnished. It's awesome to know that it is still used today. Great tour!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Rick B
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We converted our Trip Advisor tickets without problem. The electronic guide was included and after a few minutes learning how to operate it the guide was excellent. We love the way the more important pictures were displayed on the screen with much greater clarity than...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank JamesandRobin
    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyable experience. Interesting history for teens. Pretty,relaxing gardens to wander through. Cool ruins of the Abbey.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Debbie D
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    13 July 2019|
    Response from 2ndch |
    I got an email with barcode type "ticket" ,I printed it and also had an electronic copy on my phone.
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