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“Luckily the Queen was not at home .........”

Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Palace of Holyroodhouse Admission Ticket
Ranked #37 of 396 things to do in Edinburgh
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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 July 23, 2013

We were told that the Palace is closed off when the Queen in in residence - luckily for us she was not at home when we visited, as this proved to be a very interesting attraction. The entrance fee was included in a special Royal-Pass ticket that can be bought in Edinburgh (includes the bus tours etc) and proved to be really good value. The State Apartments are very interesting, and the Historic Chambers of Mary Queen of Scots were facinating. There are also the ruins of Holyrood Abbey to see as well. The audio guide is included and this makes it easy to meander through at ones leisure, whilst hearing all the historic input. I guess this would be ranked in the top ten of things to see in Edinburgh.

Thank mightymouse076
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was neat to see the castle. Charles and Camilla had just left so it was still set up from their visit. I would recommend going if you had time after seeing Edinburgh Castle.

Thank PTamminga
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My main reason to visit Edinburgh this time.Very interesting. Had a guided tour of the attached abbey, which I didn't know was there before with a very good guide named Juan. Palace is a beautiful and interesting place.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Sometimes I do not like hand held devices for a tour...but this kept everyone quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the rooms...the state room was my favorite...and the walk outside was quite enjoyable.

Thank Jim A
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great place to visit. This is a must see because it is referred to often as you visit other sights in Scotland.

Thank JerryJac
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