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Holyrood Abbey

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Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
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“palace tour” (22 reviews)
“ruined abbey” (18 reviews)
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
0131 510 75 75
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very old ruins. Interesting to see and photograph beside the gardens. And you could see people climbing Arthur's seat from the gardens

Thank susanGibraltar
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is literally next to Holyrood Palace, and seeing it is part and parcel of taking a tour of the place. While it's beautiful, it IS a ruin, and doesn't take too long to check out while you're at the Palace.

Thank Arlene744
Reviewed 5 days ago

The abbey ruins themselves are pretty cool, anything that old is of interest of me. However, I didn't like that I had to buy a ticket for the palace in order to get to the abbey, it would be nice if it was a separate...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The remains of the abbey are evocative, and the tomb markers give us the chance to think of those who have passed before. Try to go at opening time so that you aren't crowded by a bus load that come in all at once.

Thank CameraBluff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience visiting the Palace and the Abbey, which is attached. Both are in a beautiful country area at the outskirts of the city. The Palace is small enough that you can get through fairly quickly...an hour plus if you are rushing....More

Thank IowaStateTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

...but it's worth a look. Just imagining what it must have looked like in its day is amazing. It comes with the Palace tour so it's worth a read of the stone in the yard. It is truly amazing of the background this city has...absorb...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awe-inspiring ruins of a medieval abbey. You can really feel the presence of the people from that time standing in that space.

Thank MrSpiceMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of the Holyrood Palace tour and before you can get into the gardens you come to the ruins of the Holyrood Abbey. Details about the abbey are on the audio tour. All that is left of the abbey are walls and pillars...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a gorgeus englis gothic style Abbey partially wrecked annexed to Holyrood House and the related gardens that reminds you of the 16th century typical italian landscape with his perfect mix of wreckings inside a rural, green and relaxing context. A place where You easily wonder...More

Thank Massimiliano703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning in many ways with a quiet spirituality that remains. When you tour the palace, be sure not to miss the abbey.

Thank Often_on_road
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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9 February 2017|
Response from Mags | Reviewed this property |
it cost us £11 each as pensioners. if u get your ticket stamped at the end you can return for free I think within the year
9 February 2017|
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Response from serena778 | Reviewed this property |
I just visited in December and it cost 12.50. A visit to the abbey is included in your ticket to the palace.