Palace of Holyroodhouse
A royal residence with a real sense of history
Word to the wise: On a sunny summer's day in Edinburgh, there is nothing nicer to do than take a leisurely stroll through the fragrant gardens of Holyrood Palace.
Founded by David I, King of Scots in 1128, the sublimely beautiful Holyrood Palace was once home to generations of Scottish Kings and Queens - and to this day it remains an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, who spends a week here every summer. Outside of this time the palace is open to the general public, and it’s one of Edinburgh’s most impressive sights.
Rich in history, grand in scale and varied in attractions – from its magnificent interiors and priceless artworks to its palatial grounds and imposing gatehouse – Holyrood is a wonderful place to explore a slice of aristocratic Scottish history.
Adult: GBP 10.75
Nov-Mar, Daily: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Apr-Oct, Daily: 9.30am - 6pm
Canongate, The Royal Mile
+44 131 556 5100