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The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of...more
All reviews mary queen of scots audio guide abbey ruins queen's gallery official residence garden tour queen stays ruined abbey royal mile worth a visit own pace gift shop arthur's seat lots of history steeped in history on display scottish parliament
Booked as part of a weekend programme, we had an early entry in to the Palace which allowed access to areas not normally on the tour. Our guide was amazing and built the tour around story telling, he spoke clearly, with great passion and was...More
The palace is beautifully decorated as it still functions as a working royal palace. Many beautiful and historic details to see. Also, visit the remains of the adjoining Abbey while at the site. If the weather is good, save time for a visit to the...More
We went on a nice quiet day so it was nice to browse around at a steady pace.
There was scaffolding up which is a shame photo wise, but can’t be helped.
The staff inside the house were particularly interactive, gave short answers to questions...More
Although kind of expsencive to visit, we enjoyed our trip to Holyrood Palace. One almost feels like royalty when ascending the carpeted staircase and walking past tapestries and it's exiting to think that the queen actually comes there every year even when one is not...More
We visited this palace as part of The Royal Tour ticket which was a great saving.
Very interesting to see the Palace of Holyrood and learn it's history and relationships with the royal family. Well worth a visit if you are lucky enough to be...More
Fantastic place to visit, steeped in history. Beautifully maintained with great staff / tour guides. Special mention to Adriana? From Portugal who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for the information and will visit again soon.
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an interesting experience, seeing a palace set out ready for Christmas. The audio guide very informative without taking too long - further info often available if wanted. Staff very helpful. I would say a good visit fro adults, but perhaps not great for children.
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
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.