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

Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

1st July 2021 - 30th July 2021

Pick up your copy of this family trail and use it to become an art detective and explore the Palace, discovering details and hidden histories in the portraits on display.
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Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

15th August 2021 - 15th July 2021

Born 250 years ago, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

28th August 2021

Join us for a day full of activities, for all ages to enjoy, inspired by the garden at The Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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