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Free admission for St Andrew's Day

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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.

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 numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Coach parking is provided free of charge.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Saturday, 1 Dec 2018
  • 9:30 - 16:30
  • Free
  • Last admission at the Palace of Holyroodhouse is 15:15 and at The Queen's Gallery is 15:30.

To celebrate St Andrew's Day, admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery is free on Saturday, 1 December.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Your visit includes a complimentary audio tour which guides you through the Palace, including the Royal and Historic Apartments. The commentary introduces the history of Holyroodhouse and explains the role of the Palace as an official residence of The Queen as well as its links to the Palace's former residents, including Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

During the day there will be activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a family audio guide, activity trails exploring the Palace, Abbey and Gardens, drop-in crafts and traditional music, as well as special short talks and Gaelic-English tours.

There will also be a special BSL (British Sign Language) tour in the Palace's Great Gallery.

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

In The Queen's Gallery, Family Activity Bags are on-hand to help young investigators uncover the secrets of Charles II: Art & Power.

Exhibition
Charles II: Art & Power
  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Next event: 14 Dec 2018
    Daily (Friday, 23 Nov 2018 - Sunday, 2 Jun 2019)

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