Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
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 .
Tours to Palace of Holyroodhouse
Royal Edinburgh Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Edinburgh Castle Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 2 days
Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $18
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Palace of Holyroodhouse Reviews
Any one interestedin history, especially Scottish, an amazing place to visit - so steeped in history - individual audio sets so can browse at your own pace. Highly recommend!!!! more »
女王様の別荘だがご不在の時に入場できる特別な場所です。伝統ある建物へ各国語に対応した音声ガイドが漏れなくついてきて詳しく解説してくれます。訪問する価値が有ると思います。 more »It is a special place Queen Villa's admission during your absence. Contains the audio guide to the traditional building corresponding to each language, to explain in detail. I think that it is worth a visit.
Very beautiful Palace with many beautiful paintings and historical treasure. Great place to know about the history of Scotland and the Royal family. I really admire the old abbey it's very stunning and you can feel the magic atmosphere there.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time here! I actually enjoyed this palace more then Edinburgh Castle. With your ticket you will get an audio guide that provides wonderful information as you make your way through the castle. Tickets are about 15 pounds for an adult. The only downside was that the gardens were closed when I went. There are also lovely views of Arthur's Seat from the palace.
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