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Edinburgh community programme

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh welcomes local communities to visit the palace and its gardens, Holyrood Abbey and The Queen’s Gallery. Discover how the Palace is used by The Queen today when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. These visits are free for pre-arranged local and disadvantaged community groups.

Explore some of the spaces in the Palace below:

Privy Chamber

The Privy Chamber, created for Charles II in the late 1600s, is used by The Queen for private audiences with the First Minister of Scotland and visiting dignitaries.

Image credit: Will Pearson | Eye Revolution

King's Bedchamber

Designed as Charles II's bedchamber, this room is the culmination of the processional route through the palace.

Image credit: Will Pearson | Eye Revolution

Information on how to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse