1 January – 31 March: 9:30am – 4:30pm
1 April – 31 October: 9:30am – 6:00pm
The Queen's official residence in Scotland stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. Tour highlights include the state apartments with ornate plasterwork ceilings and a huge collection of Brussels tapestries, plus the majestic Throne Room. The Great Gallery is the largest room in the palace, and is where Scottish residents receive their awards. Look out for Mary Queen of Scots' bed chamber.