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Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket
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Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 303 123 7324
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VirgoLady19
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Burgerwas42
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V8300WCheleng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right at the end of the impressive Royal Mile, this palace is an imposing feature, looking sternly out over the city, and the nearby Kings Park and Arthur’s Seat.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jack7_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely tour the palace and lunch in the tea room. Would recommend to tourists and locals alike.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 22Anne24
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 711gillr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice and interesting place to visit. The abbey was very impressive and jewellery collection striking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Experienced_travel17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Instagram - scottish_travels

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig3781
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Pulakesh D
11 September 2018|
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Response from karencW4922VE | Reviewed this property |
You can walk the perimeter of the Palace outside the gates but in order to really see the Palace, you need to purchase a ticket. It is worth seeing.
29 August 2018|
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Response from ARPITA G | Reviewed this property |
Buckingham palace is better to visit including the state rooms. If it is impossible due to distance/inconvenience, Holyroodhouse is ok.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Connie W | Reviewed this property |
We did both and enjoyed both, but if I had to choose to just do one, it would be Holyrood.