Abbey Strand Centre, Holyrood
Sitting just outside of the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Abbey Strand buildings have been witness to more than five centuries of Scottish history. They have seen many uses, including a weapons store during the reign of James V and a home to debtors inside the Abbey Sanctuary. Today, the Abbey Strand Centre is a place for learning, with a varied programme of school visits, workshops and lectures taking inspiration from the rich history of the Palace and surrounding area.
Step inside the beautifully conserved Abbey Strand Centre for special tours exploring five centuries of history this Doors Open weekend. During your guided tour, discover how the building was used as a weapons store for James V; as courtiers’ lodgings for Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI and I; and as a sanctuary for 6,000 people in debt; a site of taverns and tearooms.
Guided tours available at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Tours are allocated on a first come first served basis, with a capacity of 20 per tour. Guided tours available at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 (tours last 45 minutes). Meeting point- Physic Garden.
Where to find us
- Abbey Strand
- 10 Abbey Strand
- EH8 8DU
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