The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

About The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
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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.
Summer at the Palace

Summer at the Palace

9th July 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Visit The Palace of Holyrood House this summer and explore the Palace and gardens with our new Family Trail.
Buried history: The archaeology of Abbey Strand

Buried history: The archaeology of Abbey Strand

6th September 2018
Join archaeologist Gordon Ewart for this lunchtime lecture where he will reveal some of the exciting finds and intriguing stories about Abbey Strand!
The Abbey Uncovered

The Abbey Uncovered

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Join us for a weekend of fun and hands-on activities at the medieval Holyrood Abbey to uncover its history.
Tea, cake and make: Gilding beauty

Tea, cake and make: Gilding beauty

14th September 2018
Discover gilding techniques and create your own plaques with artist Gemma Coyle in this relaxed, hands-on workshop inspired by the great craftsmanship of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Canaletto’s Drawings

Canaletto’s Drawings

20th September 2018
Join Rosie Razzall, Curator of Prints & Drawings, as she discusses how and why Canaletto became a master at depicting views of Venice.
Curator’s Choice: Drawing Venice

Curator’s Choice: Drawing Venice

20th September 2018
Learn more about Canaletto's drawings on display in the Canaletto & the Art of Venice exhibition as Rosie Razzall shares some of her personal picks of the exhibition.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

30th September 2018
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers return for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery.
Canaletto & the Art of Venice: BSL tour

Canaletto & the Art of Venice: BSL tour

2nd October 2018
Join Deaf presenter John Wilson for a British Sign Language highlights tour of the Canaletto exhibition at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 2nd October.
Portrait Masterclass

Portrait Masterclass

13th October 2018
Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse, then join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass.

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