The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

About The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
The Palace Of Holyroodhouse Website

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

Queen Elizabeth spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies. The 16th century Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and the State Apartments, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence.

Upcoming Events at The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

30th September 2018
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers return for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery.
Canaletto & the Art of Venice: BSL tour

Canaletto & the Art of Venice: BSL tour

2nd October 2018
Join Deaf presenter John Wilson for a British Sign Language highlights tour of the Canaletto exhibition at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 2nd October.
Portrait Masterclass

Portrait Masterclass

13th October 2018
Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse, then join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass.

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Popular Events

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Benidorm Live
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!
Irish Culture and Heritage Day
The Edinburgh Irish Culture and Heritage Day, a celebration of Irish culture and the Irish community in Scotland, returns on Saturday 22 September at the Grange Cricket Club, Stockbridge.
Historic Underground
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.

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