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“Holyood Palce & Jubilee exibition”

Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. The palace stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history and is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. The State Apartments reflect the changing tastes of successive monarchs, and are renowned for their fine plasterwork ceilings and unrivalled collection of Brussels tapestries. They are furnished with numerous fine paintings and other works of art, many of which have long associations with Holyroodhouse. The visit to Holyroodhouse includes Mary, Queen of Scots' Chambers and the Darnley Rooms, the setting for many dramatic episodes in Mary's short and turbulent reign. In the Palace's west corner tower are Mary's Bedchamber, described as 'the most famous room in Scotland', and her Outer Chamber, the scene of the murder of her Italian secretary, David Rizzio'. During the summer months, you can join a guided tour of Holyrood Abbey, which lies adjacent to the Palace in the spectacular setting of Arthur's Seat. Escorted by Wardens dressed in their ancient hunting Stewart tartan, you will learn about the building's extraordinary history.
Perth, Australia
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“Holyood Palce & Jubilee exibition”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Fantastic Queens Jubilee exhibition .paintings canneleto etc sculptures faberge eggs etc even pictures allowed to be taken.Holyrood Palace & Gardens brillaint not rushed through plenty of time to browse & soak up the history. The gardens are large well kept .Excellent low priced gift shop lots of choice . Situated at end of Royal mile about 20mins walk from top of royal mile . I took a cab from Waveley station cost 3.50 GBP

Visited September 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a lovely palace and grounds. The audio tour was a great feature and provided historical overview and context. It is well worth taking the time to see this beautiful palace!

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Impressive”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

When we were there we were able to walk around the palace and then were lucky enough to see the art exhibition of some of the Royal collection. Very enjoyable afternoon.

Visited September 2012
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“beautiful property and tons of history a must see”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

this property is beautiful. There is so much history inside of the structure. Loved learning about all the English Royalty and this is where the queen stays while in Edinburgh don't miss it

Visited September 2012
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Johnstone, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Was invited to a function here in May by the Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotlands 2012 General Assembly. The staff were excellent and attentive, the beating of the retreat performed by the George Herriot School's Pipe Band was wonderful and the grounds and architecture are simply gorgeous. Well worth a visit if you have the chance.

Visited May 2012
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