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Platinum Jubilee celebration

Two children dressing up in historical costumes

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: Thursday, 2 Jun 2022
    Daily (Thursday, 2 Jun 2022 - Saturday, 4 Jun 2022)
  • 10:30 - 15:00
  • Included in Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass.
  • Children / Families
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Celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with fun activities and special crafts for the whole family to enjoy. 

Make a crown

Before exploring the Palace join us in the Family Room to make your own royal crown and get set for your visit to the State Apartments.

Dressing up

Explore how kings and queens have dressed throughout the centuries. Have a go at dressing up in our replica costumes and see how you would look in Charles II's coronation robes or Queen Victoria's coronation dress. 

Platinum Jubilee activity sheet

Don't forget to pick up your Platinum Jubilee activity sheet with challenges to help you celebrate this special year. 

Design a medal

Visit the largest room in the Palace, the Great Gallery, and find out about some special occasions, which take place in this room. Design a medal and take part in a ceremony of your own. 

Royal Races

Ready, steady, go! All the family can take part in our Royal Races – get set for the Jubilee jump, see if you are steady enough to balance a crown on your head, and take part in a royal race. 

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