Palace of Holyroodhouse

A theatre for dramatic events, Holyroodhouse (15 -17C.) was originally a guest house responsible to the Abbey. The Stuart kings converted it into a royal residence and Charles II commissioned William Bruce to design a new layout. The Castle became a royal residence again under Queen Victoria.
The buildings of the interior court are a fine example of the renaissance period. Notice the decoration of the State apartments, especially the high relief of the ceilings in the sumptuous day room.

Useful information

Address : 

Canongate

Phone:

+44 131 556 5100

Price:

10.50 £ (children 6.35 £)

Opening hours

palace and abbey: Apr-Oct: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 9.30am-4.30pm (last admission 1hr before closing) - gardens: open summer only - closed 25-26 Dec and during royal visits

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