The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Castles & Palaces

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Last admission: 1h30 before closing
Smartphone tickets accepted 
Wheelchair accessible 
Mandatory mask 
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse has origins as far back as 1128, when it was an Augustinian abbey. These days it's home to Her Majesty The Queen who, with The Duke of Edinburgh, welcomes around 8,000 specially invited guests from the end of June to early July, during 'Royal Week'. * Don't have a royal invitation? These Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets will do the trick!


What's included

Admission to the Palace, the State Apartments, and Mary, Queen of Scots' historic chambers

Admission to the ruins of Holyrood Abbey

Free multimedia guide, available in multiple languages

Access to the Palace's public garden

What's not included

Admission to the Queen's Gallery

Kids under 5 get in free, please bring a valid proof of age.


Please note that your smartphone voucher must be exchanged for paper tickets upon arrival

You'll be required to go through an airport-style security check

In order to speed this process up and reduce queuing times, please carry as few bags and items with you as possible

Opening hours

Saturday : 09:30 - 18:00

Sunday : 09:30 - 18:00

Monday : 09:30 - 18:00

Thursday : 09:30 - 18:00

Friday : 09:30 - 18:00


How to get there

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, EH8 8DX