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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  • August 21, 2017
    Very beautiful and also very varied described through the audioguide. After a bit of time for the Royal gardens bring.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Beautiful castle, with views and sunset offers some very nice pictures. Currently not be accessed inside.
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  • August 20, 2017
    This was a very cool place to visit. Learn a lot. great time. The walk was nice and very nice rooms to see.  more »
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  • Great day out in a beautiful building, the gardens are stunning. The reason for the 3 star rating is the lack of information about the rooms, and items in them. There is an audio guide available , but I was unable to use one on my visit, due to having poorly ears. I would recommend buying tickets in advance, and seek out a member of staff on arrival.
  • Excellent palace, nice audio guide and friendly staff. Worth a longer visit than we had. Lots of good Royal souvenirs at the shop.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Value for money. Not suitable for wheelchairs inside the Palace. Gardens are nice to see along with the ruined Abbey.
  • Stunning place. Entrance was a bit confusing at first, but that's probably just us! Lovely building, with all the information you need. The remains of the Abbey and the gardens were unexpected highlights.
  • Great architectural buildings lots of history. Could have done with written cards in each room explaing the room for those who can't use an audio guide.

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