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Holyrood Abbey

Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
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  • Average9%
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“palace tour” (21 reviews)
“ruined abbey” (18 reviews)
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
0131 510 75 75
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got a tour from Jimmy Oswald and he told us an awful lot about the Abbey and how it came to be in ruins as well as the outline of the old building. It was really good of him to do so and we...More

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip to see this abbey that is attached to the palace. Wonderful photo opportunity in the gardens.

Thank julyvaca33804
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Abbey ruins, linked to the Holyrood palace and surronded by beautiful gardens. Very peaceful area, would happily visit again.

Thank fjwalker2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as we were there for the DoE awards. The Duke was there along with various dignitaries. Set in nice quiet gardens hard to believe you are in a city centre. Well worth a visit.

Thank oweninscotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who could have guessed that monks hundreds of years ago could be so self-serving and greedy. The gardens are a must see on a fine day.

Thank tomarco2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great and very interesting, I love history so anything pertaining to such has my full attention

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Holyrood palace a walk around the abbey and the gardens is very interesting.It is a relaxing walk where you learn something about history.

Thank ladiescar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The destruction and religious conflict that swept Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries reached into Scotland, and this border region contested by both Scottish and English forces as well as by Protestants and Catholics harbors many lovely and tragic ruins. This is one of...More

Thank leogM9262OI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking and exploring this area of town. Very interesting architecture. worth exploration while in Scotland

Thank swbooker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The amazing stone masonry of this Abbey left me in awe. All I can do is try and imagine what it would have looked like when it was new or still in use if it is this nice in ruin.

Thank BishopWm
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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9 February 2017|
Response from Mags | Reviewed this property |
it cost us £11 each as pensioners. if u get your ticket stamped at the end you can return for free I think within the year
9 February 2017|
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Response from serena778 | Reviewed this property |
I just visited in December and it cost 12.50. A visit to the abbey is included in your ticket to the palace.