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

Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks

Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks

28th March 2022 - 19th September 2022

Make Monday mornings marvellous and join curators, wardens and learning specialists for weekly short talks exploring some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection!
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Masterpieces Family Trail

Masterpieces Family Trail

28th March 2022 - 25th September 2022

Explore the Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibition with the help of a fun family trail at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Jubilee Jive Late

Jubilee Jive Late

15th July 2022

With performances, activities, short talks and more, celebrate a Platinum Jubilee Party at the home of Scottish Royalty this summer! Fifties frocks and fashions encouraged.
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Make a masterpiece: Family workshop

Make a masterpiece: Family workshop

23rd July 2022

Visit The Queen’s Gallery and hear stories about some of the masterpieces on display, then return to the historic Abbey Strand building to create your own masterpiece to take home!
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Royal Rhyme Time: Kings and keys

Royal Rhyme Time: Kings and keys

8th August 2022

200 years ago a king called George made an important visit to the Palace. Join us to hear the story of a special ceremony of the keys with some rhymes and music along the way!
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Royal Rhyme Time: Stories by the fireplace

Royal Rhyme Time: Stories by the fireplace

24th October 2022

Join us in the historic Abbey Strand building as we gather round the fireplace for a story or two! Suitable for ages four and under.
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Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

12th November 2022

In this family workshop at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 12th November, create your own shield using Scottish symbols - or even invent your own! Suitable for ages 5 - 14 years.
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Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

12th December 2022

Join us to hear stories about celebrations and play a special game called the Feast of the Bean. With music and dancing in our Christmas ceilidh, suitable for children aged four and under!
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