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I'm always fascinated to tour castles and palaces around Europe. When they're a working palace they seem even more interesting. The fact that Holyrood is the official Scottish residence of the current monarch gave it a sense of contemporary importance. Seeing photographs of Queen Elizabeth...More
We stayed in Flat 4. It is clean and convenient to busses, trains, and attractions/grocery market/restaurants within a mile walk. The tub in the main bathroom had no stopper and only warm water (not hot). The small bathroom is very tiny with a shower only,...More
We have visited Edinburgh many times but yet to see this historic building. I cannot thank the staff enough for their kindness in helping me make the most of my visit as I am using a wheelchair following an operation. Throughout our time enjoying the...More
This visit has two attractions The first involves The Queen 's painting Gallery. The current attraction was a surprise! Maria Merian is an excellent flora and fauna artist. Secondly the royal apartments are well displayed. Take time to attend the free talks by the wardens...More
Holyrood Palace is an amazing structure. The rooms are well decorated and are very historical. As beautiful as this palace is, you are prohibited from taking pictures. Young and energetic children may become bored and disruptive. The bedrooms in the palace are very delicate. The...More
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
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.