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. Add Palace of Holyroodhouse to your Edinburgh travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Edinburgh online journey planner .
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  • Any one interestedin history, especially Scottish, an amazing place to visit - so steeped in history - individual audio sets so can browse at your own pace. Highly recommend!!!!  more »
  • It is a special place Queen Villa's admission during your absence. Contains the audio guide to the traditional building corresponding to each language, to explain in detail. I think that it is worth a visit.
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  • It is a castle full of history, everything must be acknowledged, and is certain that the Queen of England eventually resides there and still uses it the Royal family, but the truth is that my feeling is not notable for anything in particular. It is not a place to which would return but I also think that by the above, it is worth a visit
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  • Very beautiful Palace with many beautiful paintings and historical treasure. Great place to know about the history of Scotland and the Royal family. I really admire the old abbey it's very stunning and you can feel the magic atmosphere there.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my time here! I actually enjoyed this palace more then Edinburgh Castle. With your ticket you will get an audio guide that provides wonderful information as you make your way through the castle. Tickets are about 15 pounds for an adult. The only downside was that the gardens were closed when I went. There are also lovely views of Arthur's Seat from the palace.
  • This is a great palace with some great interiors. The audio guide was great as very informative as can learn a lot while having a look around. It makes you see what you may not notice without audio guide. The price was reasonable and well worth it. Staff were friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.
  • I really enjoyed my visit to the palace! The audio tour comes with the price of your admission, so there's not extra fee on top. It's very informative and gets you through the palace at a pretty decent speed. The palace is very well kept, as it's still an active home to the royal family. During the tour, you get to see the chambers that belonged to Mary Queen of Scots, which was very exciting! The abbey ruins are also a lovely spot to explore if it's not raining.
  • Great place to know about the history of Scotland and the Royal family. Very beautiful Palace with many beautiful paintings. Love the old abbey it's very beautiful and you can feel the peace there.
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