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Exclusive Christmas Evening Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visitors on an Exclusive Evening Tour

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

The nearest train station is 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 stop.

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.

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  • Tours start at 18:00
  • £50.00 per person
    If you are a disabled visitor we offer a free access companion ticket. To book please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7324 or email [email protected]
  • Adults

This special Christmas tour of The King's official residence in Scotland highlights both the Palace's dramatic past as well as its important role today.

In the company of an expert guide, you will enjoy a private tour of the State Apartments once the Palace doors have closed to visitors for the day.

An Exclusive Evening Tour offers a unique opportunity to go behind-the-ropes in selected rooms and includes the West Drawing Room, used by members of the Royal Family as a private sitting room and not normally open to the public. It is among the most beautiful rooms in the Palace and boasts one of the finest 17th-century plasterwork ceilings.

A Christmas tree at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

See the Palace decorated for Christmas ©

You will also see the Palace decorated for Christmas, including a magnificent Nordmann fir Christmas tree in the wood-panelled Throne Room and the Royal Dining Room laid with a silver service.

The experience last around 2 hours and ends with a glass of champagne, a mince pie and a complimentary guide book.

Tickets must be pre-booked. There is limited availability, with a maximum number of 25 places on each tour.

Your ticket is eligible to be converted into a 1-Year Pass.

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