Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

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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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  • Excellent way to spend a couple hours. The history is chilling. My wife's family has ties all the way back to the stuarts/Stewart's. Excellent self guided tour with headphones in all languages, includ...  more »
  • I took my mum to the Palace Of Hollyrood House and felt I had to write an absolutely glowing review after our trip. My mum was extremely interested in the Russian Romanov Exhibition taking place in th...  more »
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  • 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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