The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

About The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
The Palace Of Holyroodhouse Website

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

Queen Elizabeth spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies. The 16th century Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and the State Apartments, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence.

Upcoming Events at The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.
Curating Canaletto: The making of an exhibition

Curating Canaletto: The making of an exhibition

12th July 2018
Come along to The Palace of Holyroodhouse as the curators of the current exhibition 'Canaletto & the Art of Venice' will reveal secrets of how the exhibition was put together.
Tea, Cake and Make: Look Up in Wonder

Tea, Cake and Make: Look Up in Wonder

13th July 2018
Join our relaxed, hands-on workshop led by artist Gemma Coyle on 13th July and create your own versions of the decorative plaster mouldings in the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Drawing the City with the Edinburgh Sketcher

Drawing the City with the Edinburgh Sketcher

3rd August 2018
Join Mark Kirkham, the Edinburgh Sketcher, for a sketching workshop inspired by Canaletto at The Palace of Holyrood!

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Popular Events

The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Don Broco
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September.
A Night of Dirty Dancing
Join our "All Singing, All Dancing" Boy & Girl tribute show at the Village Hotel Edinburgh on 6th July!

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