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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland
+44 303 123 7306
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 303 123 7306
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Reviewed yesterday

Just make sure no royalty is in town or they will close the place. Beautiful building and gardens . At the end of the royal mile

Thank drrob2
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful palace to see if you are interested in history and seeing where the royals lived/visited. It is a fairly easy walk down to the palace from the middle of the Royal mile. The audio guides are great and very helpful with...More

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the personality of the Palace more than the Castle. More personable tour with greater detail into the life of the royalty. Do the audio tour to gain more perspective on the details of the Palace.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed yesterday

Second time to Edinburgh and still have not seen inside the Palace. The gardens were beautiful outside by the giftshop. black tulips. Nice gift shop but sure would have loved to seen inside.

Thank flpab
Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace offered free audio guides and I highly recommend you take one. It walks you through each room and you really get a feel of the history of the room and what had happened there. The rooms are beautifully decorated and their histories are...More

Thank kjsab14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were walking the Royal Mile and made our way to the Palace. We were wandering around just chatting and sipping lemonade and then a Royal Guard opened a gate and ushered us inside and said Princess Anne was arriving! It was amazing, the Palace...More

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the other end of the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle, this is one of the Queen's primary residences. The walk through was so interesting, especially with the (free) audio tour. Holyrood Abbey was one of the highlights of our entire trip.

Thank emknecht
Reviewed 2 days ago

After the Castle, you can't miss this. Tons of history and still in use by the Royal Family. Close to Arthur's seat so you can see it even if you don't want to climb it.

Thank CClarke2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

This palace is worthwhile seeing. It is at the lower end of the Royal mile with a historic abbey . Given that no photos are allowed and having seen more impressive castles in the 30 days of our travels, it is hard to recall the...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a once in a lifetime experience for me to be in the presence of HRH., the Princess Royal on the eve of the General Assembly 2017. Because of my disability, I was personally escorted by a Captain of the Guard through a number...More

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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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how much time should we expect to spend in the palace of Holyrood ? thanks v much!
2 April 2017|
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Response from Chicago_Gayle | Reviewed this property |
Two hours or less. It is self-paced.
Beth G
Should I buy tickets for Holyroodhouse in advance, or just purchase on day of visit?
8 February 2017|
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Dita L
hi, is there entry fee to enter this palace?
6 February 2017|
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Response from Clive D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, about £12-£15 I think.