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Step Inside Abbey Strand

This St Andrew’s Day, step inside the beautifully conserved Abbey Strand Centre for special tours exploring five centuries of history.

Step Inside Abbey Strand

About Step Inside Abbey Strand

During your guided tour, discover how the building was used as a weapons store for James V; as courtiers’ lodgings for Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI and I; and as a sanctuary for 6,000 people in debt; a site of taverns and tearooms.

Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with names taken on the day. There is a capacity of 20 people per tour. Please meet at the meeting point sign in the Physic Garden.

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Join Fiona Johnston, audio describer, as she describes various artwork from the Royal Collection at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Suitable for blind and partially sighted audiences as well.

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8th December 2023

Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on Mary Queen of Scots' birthday to explore life at Mary's court!

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10th December 2023

Enjoy seeing the beautifully decorated State Apartments of The Palace of Holyroodhouse, as you make your way to the Great Gallery to hear a wonderful concert of Christmas music on 10th December!

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16th December 2023

Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a day full of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

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Join us for a special descriptive Christmas Tour at the Palace of Holyroodhouse designed for visually impaired visitors.

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