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Visitors on the Autism spectrum

We welcome visitors with different access requirements to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. If you, or somebody in your party, is autistic and you would like to discuss your visit in advance please contact:

Fiona Johnston
Community and Access Programme Co-ordinator
T: +44 (0)7590 776979
E: [email protected]

For a detailed description of the visitor route and what you will encounter on a visit, please download our guide for Autistic visitors.

Palace of Holyroodhouse guide for visitors on the Autism spectrum

General information for a visit

A visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse typically lasts 1.5 - 2 hours. You can tour the Palace at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

Tours of Holyrood Abbey, which are included in the admission price, are available to Palace ticket-holders. Tours run regularly throughout the day from April to October every hour starting from 10:15, with the last one at 17.15.

If you require an access companion during your visit you are entitled to a complimentary ticket for your companion.

During the summer months the Palace can get busy, especially during the mornings. After 1pm is a quieter time to visit.