The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

About The Palace Of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
01315565100
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

Carols around the Christmas tree

Carols around the Christmas tree

10th December 2018 - 11th December 2018
Come along to the beautifully decorated Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal music with Scottish Vocal Ensemble!
A Royal Christmas

A Royal Christmas

12th December 2018
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Louise Cooling, author of the new book 'A Royal Christmas', discusses the traditions and treasures of royal Christmases, past and present.
Tea, Christmas Cake and Make

Tea, Christmas Cake and Make

14th December 2018
Create your own Victorian-style decorations using decoupage and other techniques in this workshop with artist Gemma Coyle at The Palace of Holyrood on 14th December!
Christmas Festival Day

Christmas Festival Day

15th December 2018
Celebrate Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Saturday 15th December with a day of fun, festive activities set amongst the magnificent State Apartments.

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Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
A Christmas Cabaret
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club!
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.

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