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.

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Upcoming Events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Interactive Family Trails with Holly and Rudy

Interactive Family Trails with Holly and Rudy

30th July 2020 - 31st August 2020

Palace Wardens, Holly and Rudy, are recruiting some Junior Wardens – are you up for the challenge?
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Glorious Gardens

Glorious Gardens

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Step off the paths and have some socially-distanced family fun this August at The Palace of Holyrood House!
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Legends of the Abbey

Legends of the Abbey

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

In these socially distanced talks, discover some of the fascinating stories behind the famous and not-so-famous figures memorialised in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.
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The Story of the Gardens

The Story of the Gardens

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

The Palace gardens are a place of both beauty and history. Find out how the gardens have evolved across the centuries in these talks during August.
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Music in the open air

Music in the open air

Selected dates between 6th August 2020 - 27th August 2020

Enjoy the sound of traditional Scottish fiddle music in solo performances as you stroll through the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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