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Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Skip notoriously long entrance lines when you book an admission ticket in advance to Holyroodhouse, Scotland’s royal residence. Head straight in and start exploring the grounds and historic rooms where Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the current Queen of England have all lived and conducted business.
  • Visit Scotland’s royal residence
  • Book in advance to skip the entrance lines
  • Admission ticket includes gardens and Holyrood Abbey
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Departure Point

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You and your belongings may be subject to security checks.
  • Photography is not permitted inside the Palace. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • Audio Guides are available for families and an audio descriptive tour for blind or partially-sighted visitors.
  • Eating and drinking aren't allowed inside the Palace, but refreshments are available in the Café at the Palace.
  • Toilets and baby-care facilities are located in the Mews Courtyard.
  • For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the Palace. They need to be checked in at the entrance and collected at the end of your visit. Discover more tips for visiting with children.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that between 1st April and 31st October last admission is 4:30pm. Between 1st November and 31st March last entry is 3:15pm
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This ticket does not include a 1-Year Pass
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Royal Collection Trust

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket.

Traveler Tips


  • "This tour is recommended for those who enjoy visiting castles and palaces." See review
  • "You should listen to the recordings, gives you a lot of extra information." See review

Reviews

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Beautiful Palace
Raimonda
, Oct 2020
I'm from Lithuania, this Palace left huge in precioun. I absolutely loved this place. It would have been better if it was warmer but apart from that it was amazing!!! 😁😁 the tour guide was great and very helpful and the rooms were magnificent!
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Well worth a visit.
Judith_B
, Sep 2020
Great visit, very well managed in these COVID times, handset so informative, all in all a great experience.
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A walk through history
Peter_Ogston
, Sep 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed an excellent historical building imbued with history and great story telling throughout
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Mrs
Malgorzata_P
, Sep 2020
it's just a wonderful journey through architectural history and royal history, the palace and garden are wonderful
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Palace
kelly_k
, Feb 2020
The audio guides were very good. The tour was very good. The society takes very good care of the palace
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Has to be done
Explore23990258430
, Nov 2019
Good half day spent looking round. Even caught live music as an added bonus. Well worth the visit for anyone interested in history.
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Holyrood
anitaporter1030
, Nov 2019
This was a great self guided tour which allowed the guest to go at his/her own pace. It gave a very nice history of the palace but what was especially nice was the audio had members of the royal family giving their impressions of Holyrood and what the place meant to them personally. Nice touch.
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great visit
Luca C
, Oct 2019
This visit is a self-paced visit of the royal palace. This tour is recommended for those who enjoy visiting castles and palaces. The self-guided tour is very thorough.
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Palace
Dean L
, Oct 2019
Nice easy walk from the Royal Mile. Offered many interesting bits of information and sites. Would recommend.
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Holyroodhouse Tour
509roell
, Sep 2019
Awesome self guided tour. Building is rich in history. Totally enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour.
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