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Prices and opening times

The Abbey is currently closed for conservation works. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Admission

Access to Holyrood Abbey is through the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland.

To visit the Abbey you must pay the entrance fee to the Palace of Holyroodhouse (this includes Historic Scotland Members and Explorer Pass holders).

20% discount for Historic Scotland members on productions of your membership card.

Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits.

To find out more, call 0131 556 5100 or visit the Royal Collection Trust website

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The Abbey is currently closed for conservation works.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Facilities

Download our visitor app

Discover more on the go – the Historic Scotland app lets you find out about Scotland’s most iconic places wherever you are.

Explorer Passes

Get free entry to Scotland’s top visitor attractions with an Explorer Pass valid for 5 or 14 consecutive days.

Become a member

Join Historic Scotland to visit our properties free of charge for a full year and support our work at the same time.

Hire a site for filming

Use one of our fantastic locations on your next shoot for an awe-inspiring backdrop to your work.

Learning visits

Our 300+ historic places serve as creative inspiration for all sorts of learning activities – and for learners of all ages.

Search our events

See the past brought to life by the imaginative year-round programme of events at our properties.