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Over 20 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is essential. Find out more and book now

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Plan your visit

The abbey nave is now open (the palace remains closed) and we are delighted to welcome you back.

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance.

How to book tickets

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but you must book in advance.

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Before booking please visit the Scottish Government travel guidance for any current restrictions in place.

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What to expect from your visit

Safety measures: 

  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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Opening times

The abbey nave is now open (the palace remains closed) and we are delighted to welcome you back.

Free of charge but you must pre-book.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily except Sun & Mon, 10am to 4pm

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