City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Palace of Holyroodhouse


Holyroodhouse from Holyrood Park
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Holyrood, Edinburgh
Telephone (box office): 
0131 556 5100

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of the Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. It is steps from the Scottish Parliament and sits at the edge of Holyrood Park

Holyroodhouse was founded as a monastery in 1128 and was at one point the residence of Mary Queen of Scots. You can visit the Royal Apartments when the Queen is not in residence, and visit the new Queen's Gallery which hosts changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.