Get Holyrood Palace online tickets, including an audio guide available in 9 different languages. Visit the Queen’s official residence in Scotland that has been a royal home for over 500 years. Highlights include
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Get Holyrood Palace online tickets, including an audio guide available in 9 different languages. Visit the Queen’s official residence in Scotland that has been a royal home for over 500 years. Highlights include the State Apartments, Royal Rooms, Mary Queen of Scots chamber and more! Our Holyrood Palace online tickets include a mobile voucher and are a hassle-free way of getting tickets.
What to Expect:
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Visit the State Apartments and see the King’s Bedchamber. Admire the extraordinary artwork and furnishings, as well as impressive ceilings
See the Royal Dining Room and take a look inside the Throne Room which is used for receptions and State occasions
Learn about the close connection between Holyrood Palace and Mary, Queen of Scots. She lived in the palace for over six years, and the Bedchamber is considered ‘the most famous room in Scotland’
Discover the magnificent Palace Gardens, with the garden path route included in the Holyrood Palace online ticket
Be amazed by the Great Gallery. This is the largest room in the Palace with an extraordinary collection of 96 portraits. Today, the room is used by the Queen to host State Banquets.
See the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, which is located next to the Palace.
Finish the trip with a meal or drink at the Palace cafe. It also serves delicious afternoon teas
Holyrood Palace began life as a monastery in 1128. This was an important site, situated in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Scotland’s King’s chose to live in Holyroodhouse, and in 1501 James IV cleared the land next to the Abbey to build a Palace. Throughout the 16th Century, important extensions were added to the site. It was also during this century that Mary Queen of Scots reigned, and the infamous murder of her Private Secretary took place in her private apartments.
The 17th Century was another critical period in the palace’s history. During the Civil War, the east range of the palace was damaged by fire at the time that Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers were using it as barracks. Several decades later, Holyrood Palace was transformed by the architect Sir William Bruce, including new Royal Apartments and an additional tower.
The 20th Century saw more renovation and restoration, as well as modernisation with the installation of electricity and elevators in particular. It was regarded as a family home by King George V and Queen Mary.
Today, Holyrood Palace serves as the official residence of The Queen in Scotland. Every year, Her Majesty hosts a garden party for around 8,000 people, and during this time the Palace is closed. For almost all the rest of the year, the Palace is open to the public!
Your Holyrood Palace online ticket is valid for 1-day
It includes an audio guide that’s available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese & Russian
Please note that you are not allowed to take photos inside Holyrood Palace
Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund