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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, Scotland
44-131-556-1096
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #18 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This is an official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family.
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Woodinville, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Liked wandering through the different castle rooms. The queens uses the residence in summer month Staff were friendy

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was beautiful, inside and out. A must-see for fans of the Monarchy and historic castles! We only paid to see the palace, and that was sufficient enough as it took you through such beautiful places and spaces in the castle. I loved it!

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Saline, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The admission fee was expensive compared to most other sites we visited in Scotland, but we enjoyed our visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The tour is not extensive but the furnishings, art and history are fascinating. They saved the best for last--the Abbey that was founded in the 12th century.

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North west England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The visit to Holyrood includes the.price of an audio guide. It is clean, we'll set out and very informative. There are several places where you can opt for additional information for things of particular historical interest. There are rooms set out as they would be when the queen entertains such as the dining room. Which has a taste of the... More

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peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Went round the gardens which were very beautiful and well kept. They offer you a guided tour. I also visited a special exhibition next door. The main palace was amazing with so many rooms, and places where Kings Queens and Presidents have dined in. There were also great outdoors views, and a ruined abbey next door. Well worth a few... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely Palace and well done tour with the headsets. Kept kind of hopping to have a Royal siting .. just because the setting was what I would expect in a palace.

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dallas, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting Holyroodhouse. We used the audio guide which was very helpful. The rooms are decorated in period style and they have seen an amazing history. Also, don't miss the gardens, they are delightful!

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Northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the tour of the palace, the audio guide is very good and you can ask the guides in the rooms if you want some more information or more details. The gardens were beautiful and there is a ruined abbey in the grounds too.

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

beautifully kept palace and very informative about history of area. lovely grounds and coffee shop would have loved to see second floor

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