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Holyrood Abbey

Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 510 7575
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“palace tour” (26 reviews)
“beautiful ruins” (26 reviews)
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 510 7575
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Reviewed yesterday

Get the guide (available on each hour) who takes you around the park and explains the historical features. He's nattily dressed and knows his stuff!

Thank Tracy_ANTCC
Reviewed 3 days ago

At the end of our tour of the Palace of Holyrood house, you could see the Abbey as you were exiting. Even though it is in ruins, There was a special holy feeling on the grounds. I can only imagine how beautiful it must have...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

You an use a Hop-On-Hop-Off to access the Hollywood Abbey, however, taking a walk down the Royal Mile from the Edinburgh Castle is a great way go, if you love to walk. The Abby is located on the grounds of the Holyrood Palace, so you...More

Thank psicokitty
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must, its wonderful to see the old abbey ruins after you have visited the Palice, and try to imagine what it would have been like.

Thank Tone888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here after seeing Holyrood palace and was very moved by this Abbey. The Abbey is in ruins but walking around you get a sense of the grandeur and feel awestruck of how this was built and preserved.

Thank michroot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled in winter, the abbey is part of the palace. The palace itself is ok to visit. The Abbey is amazing in early morning lighting

Thank Qi Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit attraction that you don't want to miss if you love ruins. Just behind the palace that you can't believe. It's definitely a good idea that the Scots or British didn't fix it and keep it ruined.

Thank piaHongKong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take advantage of your imagination and allow enough time to examine as much of this Abbey as possible. From the ceiling to the arches, from the gravel to the gate, every piece is a fascinating bit of the history of what remains of this edifice....More

Thank Julieta E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historic site and palace. Beautiful and informative ruins of the original abby and royal rooms.

Thank julesaafa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some have panned the Abbey as being 'nothing but a bunch of ruins' and that is, indeed, the point. It tends to get crowded and it can be difficult to take pictures without people in them, but it is a lovely space. Entrance is by...More

Thank BlueTravels
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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10 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
10 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.