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Holyrood Abbey

Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
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Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House...
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Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
0131 510 75 75
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Reviewed yesterday

Toured castle, garden and ruins. Definitely worth the time and effort. Abbey ruins are hauntingly lovely, especially the beautiful window openings.

Thank localregular
Reviewed yesterday

Step outside the Holyrood Palace into a nearly 900 year old abbey and a lovely garden. Spectacular weather certainly helped.

Thank FadedFoodie
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is steeped in history. In the older section are the final resting places of some fascinating people from the past. Lots of interesting stories to be told.

Thank Salty2010
Reviewed 4 days ago

who doesn't want some history lessons, wonderful architecture, great for picture taking. Walk the gardens

Thank louise q
Reviewed 4 days ago

Step back into history - this is another amazing site in a city filled with amazing places to see. This is part of the tour of Holyrood Palace where Queen Elizabeth II stays while in Edinburgh. Well worth a look.

Thank H8815FZstevenr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although this part of Holyrood is a ruin, you can still appreciate the fine architecture and attention to detail. It has very interesting history. I highly recommend researching its history before you visit.

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting the Palace, the Abbey and then strolling around the gardens is hard to beat. Spring yields the best pictures. Dynamic Earth and the Parliament are around the corner and worth the visit as well.

Thank Juliana K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went as part of the tour of Holyroodhouse Palace. The abbey took my breath away. It's absolutely gorgeous, ruined but clearly well-kept, and open to the sky. It's a magical, magical place.

Thank Leah v
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a beautiful abby I can only imagine what it looked like in it's hey day. The grounds are well kept and they are preserving the abby for future generations a must see

Thank dragonflyfrisbee
Reviewed 6 days ago

I like this abbey better than Tinturn. Perhaps because the context is better explained or maybe that it is just more accessible. At any rate, worth a stop.

Thank JohntheLast
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.