The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

About The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
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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.
Drawing the City with the Edinburgh Sketcher

Drawing the City with the Edinburgh Sketcher

3rd August 2018
Join Mark Kirkham, the Edinburgh Sketcher, for a sketching workshop inspired by Canaletto at The Palace of Holyrood!

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Take part in these free art-making afternoons for children of all ages at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Summer!

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