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Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

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  • it's a good abey that you can visit during the visit of the royal palace. It's big, but there is no roof. I think it's integrated in the price of the palace.  more »
  • These ruins are AMAZING!! This was the highlight of our visit to the Holyrood Palace. The architecture of the ruins was stunning. Many great photo ops here.  more »
  • This was a beautiful palace and abbey. The tour includes a recorded tour, which has the history of the palace - it is very interesting, and very historic.  more »
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  • Though it is in ruins today, the structure is still imposing for an abbey. One can only imagine how it was decorated during its days. Photos are of Holyrood palace which is part of the admission.
  • Take the free tour the fabulous guide Jamie, so knowledgeable and interesting best 45 minutes.
  • The Abbey and grounds of Holyrood house are very interesting and well worth a wander round.
  • Nice quiet place.
  • Really beautiful place.

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