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Jubilee Jive Late

Visitors in 1950s clothing at the 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 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
  • Next event: Friday, 15 Jul 2022
    1 upcoming event
  • 18:15 - 21:15
  • £25.00
  • If you are a disabled visitor we offer a free access companion ticket. To book please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7324 or e-mail [email protected]
  • Adults

Please note, this event is aimed at an adult audience, and for this reason under-5s will not be permitted.



This Platinum Jubilee year, explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse at this exclusive event. 

Step back in time to the beginning of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and explore the music, dance, and fashion of the 1950s. With performances, activities, short talks and more, celebrate a Platinum Jubilee Party at the home of Scottish Royalty this summer. Fifties frocks and fashions encouraged. 


Royal Dining Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal Dining Room ©

See the State Apartments
A chance to visit the historic State Apartments after hours to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse by the summer evening light.

Enjoy our Platinum Jubilee Display
Visit our special display to see dresses worn by Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate previous Jubilees, and learn about Jubilees past in short talks from our curator.

Adults in dressing up clothes taking a selfie


Experience a vintage atmosphere
With music bringing the Palace to life, from records spun by a gramophone DJ to live jazz band performances. Get the fifties look with live-hairstyling, and learn the fifties moves with dance demonstrations.

Make memories and mementoes
Try out special Jubilee-inspired crafts and activities to make a memento of this historic moment- and explore centuries of ceremonial fashion in our grown-up dressing up corner.

Exclusive offers
Visit the Palace café for a range of refreshments before or after your visit*, and enjoy an exclusive 10% off in the Palace shop, including our Platinum Jubilee range.

* Please note that refreshments will not be permitted in the Palace and must be consumed in the café or Mews area. 

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