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The Royal Kitchen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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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
  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 23 Jul 2020 - Monday, 21 Dec 2020)
    Excl dates: Thursday, 24 Dec 2020, Friday, 25 Dec 2020, Saturday, 26 Dec 2020, Sunday, 27 Dec 2020, Monday, 28 Dec 2020, Thursday, 31 Dec 2020, Friday, 1 Jan 2021, Saturday, 2 Jan 2021, Sunday, 3 Jan 2021, Monday, 4 Jan 2021, Thursday, 7 Jan 2021, Friday, 8 Jan 2021, Saturday, 9 Jan 2021, Sunday, 10 Jan 2021, Monday, 11 Jan 2021, Thursday, 14 Jan 2021, Friday, 15 Jan 2021
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass

The Royal Kitchen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse is open to visitors for the first time. 

The Royal Kitchen is still used today for royal occasions, serving the finest local, seasonal produce for a variety of occasions. The Kitchen has been in the present location for at least 100 years.

Regular visits by King George V and Queen Mary led to plans for further improvements to bring the building up to date. In 1923, following the King’s decision to use the Great Gallery as the state dining room, work began to upgrade the kitchens directly below the Gallery.

The huge open fireplace with its roasting spit was removed, and up-to-date steam and gas cooking appliances were installed, together with electric service lifts leading directly to the new serving rooms behind the Great Gallery.

All our venues follow COVID-secure guidelines.

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