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Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust

Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

Activity provider: Royal Collection Trust

From US$ 21.23 per person

Discover the regal splendor of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse complex. Explore the State Apartments, see Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers, the Throne Room, and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Scots Gaelic

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the King's official residence in Scotland at Holyroodhouse
  • Learn about dramatic events from Scotland's history in Mary Queen of Scots' chambers
  • Wander the picturesque ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey
  • Enjoy a refreshing drink, snack or lunch in the Café at the Palace (own expense)
  • Stand in rooms still used by the King for official and private engagements
Full description

Wander the opulent state rooms and lavish gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, His Majesty The King's official Scottish residence, located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Once inside the baroque palace, learn about its close associations with Scotland's history via a complimentary multimedia guide (available in 9 languages). Visit the State Apartments to see the changing tastes of successive monarchs. Marvel at fine plasterwork ceilings and Brussels tapestries, along with paintings and other artworks in rooms still used by the King and Royal Family for official ceremonies. Go to the Throne Room to see where lunch was served to the Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Thistle when a new knight was installed. Discover where the King holds his private audiences in the Morning Drawing Room. Continue to the Great Gallery, where Scottish residents named in the New Year’s Honours List or Kings Birthday Honours List receive their award at an Investiture ceremony. Admire Jacob de Wet's portraits of real and legendary kings of Scotland in the Great Gallery, the largest room in the palace. Learn about dramatic events from Scotland’s history in Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers, where she witnessed the brutal murder of her secretary, Rizzio, by her jealous husband, Lord Darnley. At the end of your multimedia tour, enjoy a refreshing drink or light lunch (own expense) at the Café at the Palace.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Holyrood Palace entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • This activity is self-guided. An audio guide is provided.

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Audio guide: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Scots Gaelic

    • Information booklet: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Scots Gaelic, Spanish

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  • You may be subject to security checks. Some items may have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of your visit
  • Tickets purchased through GetYourGuide cannot be converted into a 1-year-pass
  • For safety and security reasons, a 1-way route operates inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  •  Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted in the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  •  In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1501 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
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Although it’s an audio-guide tour, the flow of it was very easy to follow with to the point information and not boring at all. It was the first tour booked as soon as we arrived to Edinburgh and it was very useful for the following tours, regarding the historical names and the chronological order which we learned about!

November 27, 2022

I visited the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh the very wonderful city and I looked forward to visiting it many times in the future. On my visit to the Palace, I was at the top of the pleasure and good feeling that I was inside one of the historic royal palaces in Britain, specifically the wonderful Scotland with its people, lands and historic buildings . All the details of the explanation while I am inside the Palace, the English language is incomprehensible to many details. This is my observation, I wish the supervisors of the means of guidance in the Palace to place the Arabic language in the list of selected languages. Thank you for listening

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November 9, 2022

This website is simply WONDERFUL- I've been using it all week, while in Scotland and I can't say enough about it! Ease of use is off the charts! It's like having my own personal travel manager in my pocket. After I signed up for this tour, I noticed it was an AUDIO tour, not with a live person and almost canceled it- I am so glad that I did not-- because it was terrific! The last audio tour I took (back in dinosaur age) was awful- and that's what I expected-- This was super awesome! Loved it and wish I had the same audio tour for some other one's I'm doing now. I chose the "family" version of the audio tour over the "adult" version and liked it more- it was easy to understand and fun to listen to.

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October 17, 2022

Product ID: 53863