Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

4.5
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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  • Myself and my wife visited this Palace as part of a long weekend in Edinburgh. Such a fascinating place. Full of history, beyond what you could consider general knowledge. Well worth the visit to...  more »
  • Amazing history and so much to learn - each exhibit reveals the long and incredible history that Palace of Holyrood House has. I highly recommend visiting the Palace in the same day as the castle or.....  more »
  • My mom and I visited Edinburgh for 3 days in May 2019. In that time, we had to limit what we did but we both knew we couldn't miss the Queen's Scottish residence. It was truly magnificent and worth.....  more »
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  • Great history here. Beautiful garden areas and Abbey. You get to visit several rooms inside the house as well, which was very pleasant. Audio guide book is helpful. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Handy car park to the back which then leads up to Arthur's Chair and a beautiful country walk. 10/10
  • A beautiful palace to visit. There are plenty interesting facts you get to hear through the audio guide, and you can see the palace relatively fast. A fun fact is that Queen Elisabeth takes residence for about a week in the palace, every year. The location is close to one end of the Royal Mile, which is nice to combine with your visit to the palace.
  • This palace is so nice. You have to visit this one. I recommend to go early so you can walk Arthur’s seat
  • Beautiful presentation & the audio tour is very informative and allows you to go through at your own pace. Real history and so many connections to stories you know. The historic significance is overwhelming.The grounds and gardens surrounding the building are not to be missed.
  • Great guide. Beautiful grounds. Castle still lived in. Well kept. Lots of art & antique furniture. Dining room table was beautifully set. History bluffs will love!

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