Group booking information for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

A Palace Warden guides a group around the famous Holyrood Abbey.

Group prices

Groups can enjoy reduced admission prices on standard day visits for parties of 15 people or more. For further information, please see Opening times & admission prices.

Group leaders and guides

Scottish Blue Badge Guides are admitted free of charge.

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

For more information, please see Guiding.

Group bookings and payment

Groups are not required to book in advance for the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Ticket Desk.

Groups can reserve and book selected tickets on this website or by telephoning the Ticket Sales and Information Office, +44 (0)303 123 7321. Please note that a transaction fee of £2.00 is payable on all telephone bookings.

Pre-booked group tickets must be paid for by credit card or company cheque with two signatures 28 days prior to the day of the visit. On-the-day group visits must be paid for by cash or credit card. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Switch/Maestro. Company cheques should be made payable to ‘Royal Collection Enterprises Limited’.


NEW Voucher Group Entry at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

For August 2016 only, a new fast track entry gate is available for voucher groups visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The gate directly beside the Palace coach park provides smooth, efficient entry for voucher groups, particularly those arriving by vehicle. The gate is signposted and Royal Collection Trust staff are on hand to answer any queries.

Please note that this additional entry point will not impact the main entrance route for groups, which remains under the archway in the Mews courtyard. This gate is only available for groups entering using a Royal Collection Trust voucher. Groups wishing to purchase tickets on arrival should enter via the standard route.


Coach parking

Free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace, accessible via Abbeyhill. Coach drivers must remain with the vehicle for the duration of the visit. Please note that coach parking is limited only to those groups seeking paid admission to the Palace or The Queen's Gallery.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse: Official Souvenir Guide

The Palace of Holyroodhouse: Official Souvenir Guide

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