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Palace of Holyroodhouse and Mary, Queen of Scots for groups

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Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

From 1 September until mid-October 2019 the nearest car park to the Palace is the NCP Holyrood.  Please visit the NCP website for 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
  • Daily (Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 - Sunday, 17 Nov 2013)
  • Adult £16.00, Over 60/Student £14.00, Under 17 £14.00

    Minimum group size 15

Delve into the fascinating life of Mary, Queen of Scots with a combined visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the National Museum of Scotland's new exhibition Mary, Queen of Scots.

At the Palace your group can explore Mary's private apartments, the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short and turbulent reign. A visit includes Mary's Bedchamber, described as 'the most famous room in Scotland', and her Outer Chamber, the location of her secretary Rizzio’s violent murder.

The Mary, Queen of Scots exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to discover much that has been written and speculated about Mary, one of the most charismatic monarchs of all time. Using jewels, textiles, furniture, documents and portraits, Mary's dramatic story and this fascinating period in Scottish history are explored in detail.

Adult £16.00, Over 60/Student £14.00, Under 17 £14.00

1 hour to 1 hours 30 minutes for the Palace of Holyroodhouse;
1 hour for the National Museum of Scotland

Minimum group size 15

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