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.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse reviews
Lovely to visit somewhere the Royals stay every year. Audio guide was very informative. Cherry on the cake for me was seeing the Jubilee exhibition. Well worth a visit.
Lovely to visit somewhere the Royals stay every year. Audio guide was very informative. Cherry on the cake for me was seeing the Jubilee exhibition. Well worth a visit. more »
This was a much better tour than we expected after visiting Balmoral. There were more rooms to see and more history of the royal family plus a chance to walk the gardens. Enjoyed it!
This was a much better tour than we expected after visiting Balmoral. There were more rooms to see and more history of the royal family plus a chance to walk the gardens. Enjoyed it! more »
Visited with husband and children (aged 4&5). Interactive audio guide was fantastic, really held the children's attention with the right balance of information and games. The 3d rendering of the Abbey was particularly brilliant. The site itself is spectacular. I have visited several times and every time I find it breathtaking. The colleagues are incredibly welcoming and helpful. I'll definitely be visiting again.
Must go and visit if you have any interest in history or royal family. Wow amazing. The guided tour on headsets is brilliant. You go around at your own speed and I really like how some of the royal family had added to the tour. Gave you feeling of home and history all together. Definitely somewhere I would love to visit again.
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