Palace of Holyroodhouse
Palace of Holyroodhouse Tickets

Palace of Holyroodhouse Tickets

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
- 31 Dec 2023

About Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is Edinburgh’s Royal Palace, His Majesty The King’s official residence in Scotland and stands at the foot of the Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. It has been a royal residence for over 500 years and is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history.

Opening Times & Itinerary

April - June Thursday - Monday 0930-1800 (last admission 1630)

July to September Daily 0930-1800 (last admission 1630)

October Thursday - Monday 0930-1800 (last admission 1630)

November - March Thursday - Monday 0930-1630 (last admission 1515)

Palace closing early 24 December 2023 - Last admission 13:45. Palace closes at 15:00 31 December 2023 - Last admission 14:45. Palace closes at 16:00

Palace opening late 1 January 2024 – Opens 11:00 (Last admission 15:15. Palace closes at 16:30)

Admission Information

Please PRINT and take your voucher/confirmation to the main entrance to exchange your voucher for your entrance tickets.

Important Information

You can visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia guide, which lasts approximately 1 hour and is available in English, Brazilian, Portuguese, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

You and your belongings may be subject to security checks

Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Mews. We encourage you to use these facilities before starting your visit.

Photography and filming are not permitted inside the Palace.

The Cafe at the Palace serves food and drinks, however eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Palace’s State Apartments.

Pushchairs can be taken inside the Palace except during busy periods. Baby carriers and hip seats are available on request.

Disabled Access The Palace of Holyroodhouse is largely accessible, with some restrictions in Mary, Queen of Scots’ charge. Accessible toilets are located in the Cafe at the Palace, which can be visited without a ticket. There is limited bench seating around the Palace. Registered assistance dogs are welcome A number of Wardens are Dementia Friends, please ask staff for any assistance. The multimedia guide is available in British Sign Language (BSL) and with subtitles The Palace tour is indoors with some small rooms, and includes access to outdoor areas including the Palace garden. Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first come, first served basis. Complimentary carer or access companion spaces are not available on tickets booked through Encore, though they may be purchased directly by customers from RCT. Encore are responsible for advising clients of this policy prior to their visit. Access Route Spaces are subject to availability.

Visit Time

1-2 hours




Children are 5- 17 years. Young Person are 18-24 years. Under 5 are FREE

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