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Coronation celebration activity day

Children wearing homemade crowns

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
  • Next event: Monday, 1 May 2023
    1 upcoming event
  • 10:00 - 15:00
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
  • Children / Families

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with a visit to His Majesty's official residence in Scotland, and make some mementos to take home. 

Create a crown

Find out some fascinating facts about royal crowns and decorate your own crown to wear as you visit the Palace

Fly a flag

Did you know that a special flag flies at the Palace when The King stays? Discover the stories behind special symbols on famous flags and have a go at designing one to take home.

Design a badge

Remember this historic occasion by designing your very own badge to commemorate The King's Coronation, and your visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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