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Exclusive Family Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Family exploring the Great Gallery, 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

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.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Friday, 16 Feb 2024; Saturday, 17 Feb 2024
  • 09:00 - 10:00
  • Children go half price

    Adults - £30.00
    Young Person (18-24) - £30.00
    Child (5-17) - £15.00
    Under 5s - Free
    Disabled - £30.00
    Access companion - Free
  • Booking essential. Eligible for 1-Year Pass.

Join us for a magical morning at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on our exclusive, guided family tour. Before the Palace doors open to the public, step inside to uncover surprising stories of Scotland’s past; search for majestic unicorns and spiky thistles; and, in the Great Gallery, see if you can find the secret door! This fun, interactive tour is designed especially for children and families to enjoy together.

Please note that this tour does not include guided access to the historic apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots. These can be visited after the tour or at a later date using your 1-Year Pass. 

Enjoy free re-admission to the Palace for a year by asking us to convert your ticket to a 1-Year Pass.  

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