Guiding

A Warden greets visitors inside the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Scottish Blue Badge Guides are permitted to guide in the Throne Room, the Great Gallery and on the Palace Forecourt. Guides should ask a warden to point out these areas on arrival.

Complimentary admission is offered, subject to availability, to Scottish Blue Badge Guides who are registered with the Institute of Tourist Guiding. Guides should go the Visitor Entrance and show their Institute of Tourist Guiding membership card.

One tour guide or group leader will receive complimentary admission when accompanying a group of 15 people or more. For parties of 14 people or fewer, the tour guide or group leader must be included as part of a group booking.

Visitors can also enjoy a free audio tour, available in eight languages, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. From 8 July, a Brazilian Portguese audio tour will also be offered. For further information, please visit Audio tours.

Visitors can purchase an Official Souvenir Guide for the Palace of Holyroodhouse either in advance from Royal Collection Trust's online shop or on the day of the visit.