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Interactive family trails with Holly and Rudy

Woman and 3 children looking at multimedia guides in the Great Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

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 numbers 6 and 35 stop 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.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Next event: Thursday, 6 Aug 2020
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 23 Jul 2020 - Monday, 31 Aug 2020)
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass.
  • Children / Families
Illustration of Palace wardens

Holly and Rudy ©


Holly and Rudy are Palace Wardens, helping people find out about wonderful treasures, fascinating history and how this amazing building is used by the Royal Family today. Now they are recruiting some Junior Wardens – are you up for the challenge?

Pick up our interactive multimedia guides which feature films, animations and games which help bring the Palace alive. If you reach the end, you’ll receive your very own Junior Warden badge!

You might want to try one of our special paper trails, where Holly and Rudy explore some more. This summer’s trail is ‘A Right Royal Visit’, where they investigate what happens when The Queen is staying at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


All events at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be managed in line with COVID-secure procedures. Please see our Welcome Back page for more information.

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