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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

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Finish your stroll down Edinburgh's Royal Mile by touring the stately Scottish residence of the British monarch, Palace of Holyroodhouse. The palace's founding dates back to the establishment of Holyrood Abbey in 1128, and the King and Queen of Scots resided here from the 15th century onward. Inside you'll see the state apartments, which contain one of the world's largest collections of Brussels tapestries and numerous other works of art. You'll also enter Mary, Queen of Scots’ chambers, where the famous and ill-fated queen slept and devoutly practiced her Catholic faith. If you visit in summer, your ticket price includes a tour of the abbey, or use a complimentary audio guide as you walk through the palace. Before you leave, have your ticket stamped to receive a year of free admission. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse and many more Edinburgh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Edinburgh trip builder.
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  • The exhibition of the Queen's clothes was great and there was a lot to see in the palace itself. The recorded commentary was excellent. 
  • Took my mum who has significant walking problems and mother-in-law who walks with a stick on a short notice visit to see queens 90th fashion exhibition. Not only was this an enjoyable day out and inte...  read more »
  • This is royalty at its best. The walls, ceilings and floors gleam of royalty. I have seen palaces, but this is the best. Perhaps what makes it so interesting and admired is that it is still used by th...  read more »
  • Very nice but not worth the price of the ticket. It's a good place to go as a rainy day activity. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the palace. They have different kinds of tickets including the palace, gardens and queens gallery. During 2016 they also have an exhibition of some of the most famous Queen's Elizabeth outfits.
  • Entry fee is a little steep, and the cafe and facilities are constantly being hammered by huge tour buses, but it is still a picturesque piece of Scottish and English history. If you are desperate to visit, you probably won't be disappointed, but there are plenty of other places in Edinburgh your time and money could be far better spent.
  • Went to see the Qeens dresses on Wednesday 11th May but was dissapointed as the Palace was closed due to Prince Charles visiting. We were told in future to check before we go. This is not always possible when you are on holiday.
  • Experience the royal life! This is a wonderful experience as a tourist. Not only do you gain access to the palace, abbey and gardens (only on some days!), but you also get a free audio guide, which will enhance your tour greatly and even also free re-admission within a full year from the date of your visit!
  • Incredible palace...Wow factor extraordinaire! Saw a death mask of Mary Queen of scots after the London school of makeup had worked on it. Completely fell in love with her! What a stunning looking Lady.
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