Palace of Holyroodhouse

Top 1% of attractions in Edinburgh
9 / 10

10 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 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."
Travel + Leisure 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 Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The buildings of the interior court are a fine example of the renaissance period." Full review
Frommer's 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
The Telegraph The Telegraph
"A tour of the Queen’s official gaff in Scotland will show you more tapestries, paintings and plasterwork than you can shake a sceptre at, as well as Mary Queen of Scots' chambers." Full review
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