Entry ticket

Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust
Entry ticket

Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust

From US$ 22.10 per person

Discover the regal splendor of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse complex. 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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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Scots Gaelic


  • Explore the King'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 King for official and private engagements
Full description

Wander the opulent state rooms and lavish gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, His Majesty The King'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 King 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 King holds his private audiences in the Morning Drawing Room. Continue to the Great Gallery, where Scottish residents named in the New Year’s Honours List or Kings 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.

  • Entrance ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Multimedia guide (available in 9 different languages)
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks

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  • 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

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4.8 /5

based on 1608 reviews

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The overall experience was nice. If history interests you then you should definitely visit this palace. You will get to know a lot about the history of Scotland and the royals. If you are in Edinburgh then definitely visit this palace. Also, the best part, the palace is at a stunning beautiful location and the views from garden are mesmerising.

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March 5, 2023

I liked it a lot, staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Just had few issues: they tried hard to rid of me coz my booking was the latest and I didn't get enough time to see it all. Another disappointment was the fact they closed the oldest part of the palace - the Abbey which I was looking forward to. And finally, there was only 1st floor open to visitors.

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January 20, 2023

From the minute you arrive the staff make your stay at the Hotel memorable. If your looking for a City Break or longer stay this is the place to be. The food is excellent, rooms amazing, facilities awesome. Everything you need and want from a hotel is here. look no further

January 2, 2023

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