Holyrood Herbs

This October half term join us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to discover how herbs have been used for centuries at the Palace of HolyroodHouse.

Holyrood Herbs

About Holyrood Herbs

14th Oct 2021 to 30th Oct 2021
11am - 2pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 14th Oct - 30th Oct
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
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This October half term join us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to discover how herbs have been used for centuries at the Palace.

In the past, it was believed that ‘bad air’ could spread infection and disease. People would often use plants and herbs to make the air smell better.

Find out more about herbs and plants, and make your own sweet-smelling bag to take home.

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Up close: Needlework casket

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Discover this extraordinary Needlework casket up close for one day, with short talks from our curator at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 18th October.
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Come along to The Palace of Holyroodhouse on Saturday 23rd October for a day of activities to explore more of the story about James VI's interest in witches.
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Ahead of this St Andrew’s Day, discover the myths, legends and Royal stories behind several famous Scottish symbols, from thistles to unicorns!
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Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse the Sunday before St. Andrew's Day for a celebration of Scottish art, music, symbols and stories for the whole family to enjoy.
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Up close: Holyrood Ordinal

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The Holyrood Ordinal dates back to the fifteenth century. Discover this extraordinary Scottish liturgical manuscript up close for one day, with short talks from our curator.
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Come and see the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Palace and step back in time to discover how Mary, Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas over 400 years ago.
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This December explore The Palace of Holyroodhouse with the help of Holly and Rudy and a special Christmas trail!
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Mary, Queen of Scots at Christmas

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