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Insight Tour: Holyrood Palace Glasshouses and Gardens

15 June 2019


Founded by David I, Holyrood Abbey dates from 1128. The built remains are a testament to the royal patronage of the past. This patronage continues to this day at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Park of Holyrood.

One of the team that looks after the gardens will give a behind the scenes tour of the glasshouses and a guided walk around the palace grounds at this event.

See how plants and flowers are brought on in the glasshouses to create beautiful displays each year for state visits. Learn about the variety of natural habitats in the garden landscape to the north. Look out at the skyline to the east and south for a reminder of long extinct volcanic activity.

This important structure is under the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).  The Engine Shed is part of HES.

Additional information

Suitable for ages 16+

Due to the location of this event individuals wishing to attend will be required to provide the full names of attendees during the booking process. These will be passed to the Superintendent at the Palace of Holyroodhouse prior to the tour as part of security clearance.

Please be aware the tour will involve walking on uneven paved areas and gravel paths. Please get in touch if you require further information about the access limitations of this event.

Please note

Bookings will close on Wednesday 12 June at 11:59pm.

  • £18.00 Historic Scotland member
  • £20.00 Non-member


Holyrood Palace
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh, EH8 8DX United Kingdom
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