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Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Ranked #36 of 393 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Really interesting, leave plenty of time to look around, gardens not open until summer, free audio tours for visitors, restaurant very nice, but fairly pricey, free revisit, within a year, bit pricey though.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank M787PLjohnb
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The palace was an interesting mix of historical and current. The audio tour, included for free, was a nice length. If you are interested in Mary Queen of Scots, it's not to be missed due to the historical signficance.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Palace of Holyroodhouse is absolutely amazing; it would be crazy not to visit it while in the capital of Scotland!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pnygdmpl
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful palace with all the old world charm you could ask for. The Queen stays here when she's in Scotland so you know it's well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Another gem in Edinburgh’s royal crown, dating back to before Mary Queen of Scots and the scene of murders and marriages. The tour is of a reasonable length with extended audio in many rooms so there is plenty to see and do here.

Date of experience: February 2018
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