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Family Event Day: Hogmanay at 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
  • Thursday, 31 Dec 2015
  • 10:00 - 16:00 (last admission 14:45)
  • All activities are included in standard admission

    Adult £11.60
    Over 60/ Student (only with valid I.D) £10.60
    Under 17/ Disabled £7.00
    Under 5 Free
    Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children under 17) £30.20
  • COME BACK FOR FREE! Get your ticket stamped on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like for one year. A great way to fill the school holidays at no extra cost.

Get in to the festive spirit and enjoy a full day of family events to bring in the New Year.

Courtly conduct & dancing: learn to dance like the court of Mary, Queen of Scots in The Great Gallery. Hear festive music and practice your courtly conduct and dance moves.

Make & Take craft: make a palace inspired 2016 calendar in the Palace coach house.

Face painting: Get your face painted for a palace party in the Family Room

Banqueting table: handle objects and find out about traditional festive feasts at the banqueting table.

Palace Family Room: will have classic Victorian games, activities and costumes to choose from.

Secret Stairs & Corridors tours: take a family tour behind the ropes of the Palace and find out about royal festive traditions.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse will be beautifully decorated for a Royal Christmas with festive greenery, rich colours and twinkling lights and offers a wonderful day out for families.