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A winter warden's welcome: Palace of Holyroodhouse

Close up photograph of a Christmas tree in front of a painting of Charles II in the Throne Room, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus number 35 stops near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The event will be streamed live from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021
  • 15:00 - 16:00 GMT or 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
  • £5.00
  • This is a digital lecture facilitated by Zoom. Your link to access this digital event will be sent the day before the event. Booking essential.
    Please note your ticket is for the device on which you watch the event regardless of the number of people watching on that device (for example, if two people are watching from the same device in the same room, you only need one ticket).
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Photograph of the Palace of Holyroodhouse covered in snow

Palace of Holyroodhouse in the snow ©

Join us for a special Christmas online event streamed live from The Queen's official residence in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

In this hour-long session, one of our expert wardens will take you on a journey through some of the highlights and treasures of this magnificent royal Palace and tales of Christmases past. Explore spectacular spaces, fascinating history and modern royal use through close-up images, footage and more.

Our wardens will share their vast knowledge and personal experience of this extraordinary building, with regular opportunities for you to ask questions during the event. 

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