Both the Queen's Gallery and the castle give a sense of history and occasion. Scotland's sense of history is evident and one can understand the tide of events that resulted in their present national aspirations.
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This is still a working Palace where the business of Scotland continues to this today. Do take the audio tour otherwise you will miss too much. Absolutely brilliant day out.
Set aside a couple of hours to tour the rooms and absorb some of the Royal history of this place (opposite the Scottish Parliament). A very interesting historical building and gardens in a setting at the end of the Royal Mile and below Arthur's seat.
We took both the tour trough the Castle and Queens museum. Loved the story about the silver for the Queen. You get a free guide and if you listen to it all it will take longer time. But overall - interesting and worth the visit....More
We enjoyed the outdoor garden and abbey more.. only spent 30 mins in the palace. Nothing much to see indoor unless you are into history
Spent well over two hours going through this palace. Be sure to take advantage of the no cost electronic tour and head phones for hands free listening. The palace is a must visit for those in Edinburgh. You may find it closed to the public...More
We toured the Palace of Holyrood House as part of a group tour. I so enjoyed the tour. It was interesting to imagine the Royal Family eating in the dining room. The place settings of course were beautiful! I loved the facts and pictures of...More
This was the only palace in Edinburgh. It is actually Queen Elizabeth's home when in Scotland, so still a functioning palace. So lovely. Grab a bus and head on over. Great giftshop, and cafe.
We enjoyed our visit here. I am intrigued by the stories of Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, so this is a great place to learn about some of the history of those 2 people. After having just visited the Edinburgh Castle, we...More
Incredible visit, the audioguide was great! A bit boring at the beginning with all the architectural informations but when we get into the history of the palace and Queen Mary it's just magical! But unfortunately we can't take pictures inside... but the gardens are also...More