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Exclusive Christmas Evening Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Woman places bauble on Christmas tree in the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Christmas at the 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
  • Friday, 2 Dec 2022; Thursday, 8 Dec 2022; Thursday, 15 Dec 2022; Saturday, 17 Dec 2022; Monday, 19 Dec 2022; Thursday, 22 Dec 2022; Thursday, 29 Dec 2022; Friday, 30 Dec 2022
  • Tours start at 18:00
  • Ticket price - £40.00
    Access companions - Free
  • Tickets must be pre-booked. There is limited availability with a maximum number of 25 places on each tour.

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.

The experience ends with a glass of champagne, a mince pie and a copy of the official souvenir guide.

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

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