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Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas ceilidh

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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
    Please note this event takes place in Abbey Strand and this ticket does not give access to the State Apartments.
  • Monday, 12 Dec 2022
  • 11:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 15:00
  • £10.00 for one adult and up to two children
    Additional adults £5.00
  • Booking essential

It’s Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse - but what was Christmas like nearly 500 years ago? Join us in the historic Abbey Strand building to hear stories about celebrations and play a special game called the Feast of the Bean. With music and dancing in our Christmas ceilidh!

Suitable for children aged four and under, accompanied by parents or carers.

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