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Edinburgh is known for being famous for its heritage, history, and striking architecture - the city is home to plenty of battlefields, forts, and palaces. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is one of the most historic, important, and famous sites to visit in Edinburgh.
Set at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is also known as “Holyrood Palace”. The palace holds the history of dramatic events and colorful history throughout time.
If you are planning a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, then keep reading to find out everything about the palace. Learn about Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets, opening time, and much more!
Due to its uniqueness, the Palace of Holyroodhouse attracts many tourists visiting Edinburgh, and hence to avoid getting disappointed looking at all-booked warnings, it’s better to book your Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets in advance. Purchase your tickets online and secure your trip for a hassle-free experience.
The State Apartments are known for its marvelous ceilings and art collection. Admire the beautiful plasterwork ceilings and collection of French and Flemish tapestries. Watch the changing tastes of successive monarchs as you walk through the Palace. Admire the architecture and rooms as they get bigger and bigger until you reach the King's Bedchamber.
As its name suggests, the Royal Dining Room was used as a dining room by Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family. Watch the silver banqueting service on display that was represented on the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in 1935. The service was made in the Scottish style from the 17th century.
The Throne Room is known for being a major and famous room of the palace. The room was used by Queen Elizabeth II to host lunch. She used to host lunch for the Knights and Ladies in the Throne Room. The Privy Chamber was used for private audiences of Charles II in the late 1600s.
Queen Mary’s Chambers is known for being one of the most famous monarchs and for its dramatic history. She lived in the chambers between 1561-1567. On the north side after the stairs visit the Bedchamber, Supper Room, and Outer Chamber. Witness the intrigue, tragedy, and murder at Supper Room where Lord Darnley murdered Queen Mary’s private secretary, David Rizzio.
Located next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Holyrood Abbey is known for once being one of the grandest medieval abbeys in Scotland. Discover the dramatic history, myth, stories, and legend surroundings which contain the remains of James V. Admire the magnificent building architecture with Romanesque arcading, Gothic windows, and vaulted ceiling.
Spread in the beautiful 4-hectare area, the Palace Gardens are set against the panoramic backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. The Jubilee Border, the Wentworth Elm, and a sundial made for Charles I’s Scottish coronation in 1633 are the highlights of the garden. Queen Elizabeth used to host her summer annual Garden Party at the Palace gardens.
Filled with the portraits of 95 kings and one queen, the Great Gallery is the largest room in the palace. The gallery shows portraits of real and legendary kings of Scotland. Admire the history of the Stuart dynasty and the legendary founder of Scotland in c.330 BC. Watch paintings of Macbeth, King of Scots, Queen Mary, and Robert the Bruce.
Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, United Kingdom
A. You can buy Holyroodhouse Palace tickets online.
A. Yes, you can book Holyroodhouse Palace tickets online.
A. Cost of Holyroodhouse Palace tickets depends on what type of ticket you are choosing. However, you can book Palace of Holyroodhouse entrance tickets for £17.50.
A. Yes, book your Holyroodhouse Palace tickets online to get discounts and offers.
A. The Holyroodhouse Palace is a famous palace in Scotland that is known for its rich history. The palace got famous when Queen’s personal secretary got murdered there by King. The palace is also famous for its royal gardens, portraits, and architecture.
A. Book your Palace of Holyroodhouse ticket to get access to the palace.
A. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is set in the famous city of Scotland, Canongate, Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.
A. Queen Mary’s Chambers, the Great Gallery (the largest room), the Queen's Gallery with various paintings, and State Apartments are some highlights of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
A. You can easily reach Holyroodhouse Palace by train, tram, bus, or personal taxi.
A. The timings of the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 1 April to 31 October is 9:30 am to 06.00 pm (last admission at 04:30 pm). From 1 November to 31 March 09:30 am to 04.30 pm (last admission at 03.15 pm).
A. The Holyroodhouse offers a cafe, shop, multimedia audio guide, free Pushchairs (subject to availability), toilets, and baby-care facilities for visitors.
A. Yes, Holyroodhouse Palace is wheelchair accessible. However, some parts and stairs are not wheelchair friendly.
A. Yes, visitors can take photographs inside the Holyroodhouse Palace. If you want to do commercial photography, you will require a prior request.
A. Yes, the Holyroodhouse Palace is known for its architecture, royal gardens, and dramatic history. The historic Apartments of Mary Queen of Scots, the Great Gallery, Holyrood Abbey, and the Palace's unique gardens are not to be missed.