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I truly didn't know what picture to take. It is honestly very humbling to walk here and read the stones...at least the ones you can read. The carvings on the stonework is what intrigues me the most...I sometimes wonder why things are carved and what...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely and gorgeous architecture. Check out the graves, beautfully peaceful even with the tourists present.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Abbey is beautiful. The stonework and everything. Unfortunately, you cant see the abby without also paying for the palace. Unless you're extremely into history and the royal family, the price is not worth it. I'm not sure if its be worth it even if...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 5 days ago

WOW! This was the highlight of my Edinburgh visit. Such an architecturally beautiful piece of history, now ruins. If you love to take photographs, you could spend hours here doing that. It was peaceful, with courteous quiet visitors during my time here. No loud tourists...More

Thank kribbean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in ruins, it is impressive. It is part of the tour you can take of Palace of Holyroodhouse. Don't miss it.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the time to visit the palace and at the end you enjoy the remains of the abbey— stunning place, although ruins now, still worth a visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey is attached to the Palace at Holyrood. If you tour the palace, take the extra few minutes to step outside and walk through the ruins of the abbey. Most of the exterior walls still stand and the graves give you a wonderful sense...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a part of our Holyrood Palace tour, we enjoyed the beauty of this Abbey. Although in ruins today, it is easy to imagine the glory of its architecture and how it affected people centuries ago.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After your visit to Holyrood Palace you exit into the remains of the Abbey, There is less to see here as all that remai

Thank RichardJ36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to see and learn about the Abbey and found an infinite number of photographic opportunities. If you like architecture, mixed textures, geometric design, blending nature with man-made, light and shadow and such then this is a place for you and your photographic creativity.

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this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
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that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from BlueTravels | Reviewed this property |
12.50 pound stirling for adults with price reductions for over 60, disabled, or under 17. Includes the palace, abbey, and the gardens. NOTE: If you don't want to do it all in one day, be sure to have your ticket stamped... More
February 9, 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
February 9, 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.