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“Feeling humble”

Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Ranked #14 of 398 things to do in Edinburgh
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. The palace stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history and is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. The State Apartments reflect the changing tastes of successive monarchs, and are renowned for their fine plasterwork ceilings and unrivalled collection of Brussels tapestries. They are furnished with numerous fine paintings and other works of art, many of which have long associations with Holyroodhouse. The visit to Holyroodhouse includes Mary, Queen of Scots' Chambers and the Darnley Rooms, the setting for many dramatic episodes in Mary's short and turbulent reign. In the Palace's west corner tower are Mary's Bedchamber, described as 'the most famous room in Scotland', and her Outer Chamber, the scene of the murder of her Italian secretary, David Rizzio'. During the summer months, you can join a guided tour of Holyrood Abbey, which lies adjacent to the Palace in the spectacular setting of Arthur's Seat. Escorted by Wardens dressed in their ancient hunting Stewart tartan, you will learn about the building's extraordinary history.
Oslo, Norway
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“Feeling humble”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Walking in the foot steps of legends! There's no more to say, actually. Just to be here, where all those historic persons have lived, loved and died....
Mary, Queen of Scots,I bow before you.

Visited May 2014
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Tucson, AZ
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“Must see attraction”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is something you ready need to see if you are on the Royal Mile. The tour includes an audio guide that gives you all the information you need to know about the palace. When you are done cross the street and take the free tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Visited March 2014
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“Nice to see an "in use" palace”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Combined with the narrated guide, a very interesting visit. Combined history with some current information on the palace's use.

Visited April 2014
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Well worth a visit, you need time to get round everything. The tea room is so good its in the grounds, the Queens gift shop is lovely lots of very nice things.

Visited May 2014
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“Mary Stuarts palace”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We visited this Castle and could walk around the Castle With ear-phones listening to all the history and information. Lots of Nice guards leading us on the right way through the Castle.

Visited May 2014
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