Practical information

Timing your visit

You can visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse at your leisure using the complimentary audio 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 on a turn-up-and-go basis.

Safety & Security

Visitors and their belongings may be subject to security checks.  Some items may have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit.

For safety and security reasons, a one-way route operates inside the Palace.

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted.

Refreshments

Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted. Refreshments are available at the Café at the Palace in the Mews Courtyard.

Photography, filming and mobile phones

Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are welcomed within the grounds of Holyroodhouse, but are not permitted inside the Palace itself.  

In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off.

Lavatories and baby-care

Lavatories and baby-care facilities are located in the Mews Courtyard.

Pushchairs

For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the Palace. They must be left at the entrance and reclaimed at the end of the visit.

1-Year Pass

At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1-Year Pass. Terms and conditions apply.