Palace of Holyroodhouse
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Top 1% of attractions in Edinburgh
9 / 10

8 expert reviews

“Once the haunt of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the setting for high drama... this is now Queen Elizabeth's official residence in Scotland.”

– Fodor's

Concierge
"The Royal Apartments are as grand as you might expect, with magnificent pictures, particularly those of the kings of Scotland by Jacob de Wet, providing the glitz."
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"This palace is the royal family's official residence in Scotland, but is more famous as the 16th-century home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Every summer, en route to Balmoral from Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II stops at this spectacular, if lesser-known, 16th-century royal residence to host an annual Garden Party." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The buildings of the interior court are a fine example of the renaissance period." Full review
Frommer's
"If you're fit and ambitious, climb up to the summit of 250-m (823-ft) high Arthur's Seat, from which the panorama is breathtaking." Full review
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