Open throughout the year the palace of holyroodhouse stands at the end of edinburgh s royal mile. Edinburgh royal history walking tour with optional palace of holyrood house admission from 21 17 3 day edinburgh tour from london by train from 454 51 ghost bus tour of edinburgh from 23 14 see all palace of holyroodhouse experiences on tripadvisor.
Select apartments are specially designed for the handicapped and or disabled.
Holyrood house. Founded as a monastery in 1128 at the end of the royal mile in edinburgh the palace of holyroodhouse has a close association with the history of scotland. Explore the palace s close associations with some of scotland s most well known historic figures such as mary queen of scots and bonnie prince charlie and learn how today it is used by the queen when carrying out official engagements in scotland. The palace of holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarchy in scotland.
It is the largest room in the palace and measures 144 feet long 44 m and is decorated with 96 paintings of the royal house. Best known as the home of mary queen of scots the palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign as featured in the 2019 universal. Holyrood house is a community of 96 apartment homes subsidized by the housing and urban development hud program.
Today the palace is a close focus for national celebrations and events in scotland most notably the queen s holyrood week which usually runs from. Queen elizabeth still uses this hall for official receptions. The palace of holyroodhouse ˈ h ɒ l ɪ ˌ r uː d or ˈ h oʊ l ɪ ˌ r uː d commonly referred to as holyrood palace is the official residence of the british monarch in scotland queen elizabeth ii located at the bottom of the royal mile in edinburgh at the opposite end to edinburgh castle holyrood palace served as the principal residence of the kings and queens of scots since.
In the oldest part of the palace visitors can climb the tower where mary queen of scots lived in the royal apartments. Holyrood was built to accommodate senior citizens 62 and older or the disabled. At the palace of holyroodhouse visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and state apartments the romantic ruins of the 12th century holyrood abbey and remarkable royal gardens all with a complimentary multimedia tour in ten languages.