The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, today the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining. Visitors can explore the 14 historic and State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey with a complimentary multimedia tour.
With group rates, a group-friendly café and gift shop, the Palace offers a marvellous visit all year round.
The Palace is currently open Thursday – Monday from September to June, and 7-days a week in July and August.
1 November – 31 March 09:30 – 16:30, last admission 15:15.
1 April – 31 October 09:30 – 18:00, last admission 16:30.
Photography: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022.