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Holyrood Abbey

Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 510 7575
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“beautiful ruins” (32 reviews)
“palace tour” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 510 7575
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from US$16.90
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"beautiful ruins"
in 32 reviews
"palace tour"
in 24 reviews
"royal residence"
in 7 reviews
"audio guide"
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"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 8 reviews
"mary queen of scots"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 9 reviews
"royal mile"
in 11 reviews
"architecture"
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"haunting"
in 24 reviews
"arches"
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"destroyed"
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"abby"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Upon exiting the Holyrood Palace, you come face to face with this Abbey or at least what remains of it. dating back to the early 1100s, the Abbey hosted by many parliament meetings by even Robert the Bruce in the mid 1300s. It was later...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Abbey is viewed as part of the tour of Holyrood Palace and is a very calm experience and well documentedas part of the audio tour.

Thank barrynuttall
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the audio tour. I have bad hearing. Used earphones worked lovely. The information on the use of the room by previous rulers was very enlightening. The display of medals of honour was fascinating. The ruins of the abbey was good to see. I...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Queen Elizabeth’s Scotland home. Incredible to see. Luckily she was not in and we could tour. No pictures indoors but the interior was fantastic. Hundreds of years of history. Be sure to use the audio guide. Most impressive to me was the Abbey. It’s mostly...More

1  Thank Karin P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

GREAT place to absorb history and get wonderful pictures!! Very meditative and serene. Try to see if your time allows!

1  Thank SLVpartyof4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is by the Palace of Hollyrood, While at the palace, make a pit stop at the abbey for a photo opp.

1  Thank LAM487
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rich with history and beautiful! Couldn’t go to Edinburgh without checking this place out and I’m glad I did. At your own pace audio tour made the experience easy and very informative. Only wish was for pictures to be allowed side.

Thank MNMc5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey at Holyrood Palace was my favorite part of the visit. The ruins tell such a great story and the architecture is spectacular. It must have been a marvel in its day. The roof is gone and it revealed a beautiful blue sky on...More

Thank 652jeniferw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right behind the palace, on the way to the gardens. It’s a quick stop but fun to see what time has done.

Thank Suzanne F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got great pictures. Just breathtaking. Enjoyed the history so much! At the bottom of the Royal Mile across from Parliament building. Gardens beautiful. Not terribly crowded the day we were there, so no cues.

Thank vllygrl55
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Lorraine S
24 October 2017|
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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
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sassenach24
10 February 2017|
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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
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sassenach24
10 February 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.
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