Palace of Holyroodhouse joins historic attractions reopening to the public following Covid-19 closures


08 July 2020
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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the latest historic attraction to announce its reopening dates as the country begins to emerge from lockdown.

Royal Collection Trust has announced that Holyroodhouse Palace will reopen on 23 July 2020, with entry only by timed ticket, to help to manager visitor numbers. Initially, the palace, gallery and shop will open five days a week, remaining closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The palace is the queen's official residence in Edinburgh and has been an important royal residence for centuries. With previous inhabitants including Mary Queen of Scots, it has been the scene of many turbulent events in the complex relationship between England and Scotland. Find out more in our feature here.

Visitors can enjoy the exhibition Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of Paintings and Manuscripts from the Subcontinent from 23 July to 31 January, presenting the Royal Collection’s holdings of South Asian paintings and manuscripts.

The exhibition will be spotlighted in the November/December issue of History Scotland magazine, with an exclusive article written by an exhibition curator. Subscribe today to ensure your copy.

For more on properties reopening to the public, and events/exhibitions that have been announced, visit our news section which we’ll update as we receive information.