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Go on a guided tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and step back into 16th-century life at the Palace with visual artist Emily Learmont. This event for blind and partially sighted audiences will introduce you to the time of Mary, Queen of Scots through the smells and stories of courtly life. See where Mary had two of her three weddings, learn about her favourite pastimes and some of the weird and wonderful food she ate in this interactive tour. You will also get an opportunity to handle replica objects used at the time.

Venue discount information
Admission £12, concessions £7.20 All visitors who require an access companion receive a complimentary ticket.

Venue Audio Description System

Venue Audio Description Collection Point
From the gatehouse, with other audio tours. Staff will direct you from the ticket desk.
Venue Audio Description Information
The palace has a recorded tour for visitors with sight loss. The tour is rich in description, giving the listener a sense of the size and scale of the Palace, the decoration of the rooms, and the texture of materials and furnishings.

How to Book

Venue contact for bookings:
0303 123 7323
learning@royal collection.org.uk


Palace of Holyrood House

Phone number:
0131 556 5100
Venue website:

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Euan's Guide web page for Palace of Holyrood House

Venue Audio Tour

Venue Audio Tour Information
Audio tours in a range of languages, including a descriptive tour.
The equipment is T-coil compatible
Scripts available to read
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