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Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey comes at the end of the tour of the palace. The ruins are stunning. If you like history and architecture, this is a must see.

Thank jllbn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently King David of Scotland built the Abbey after he saw a white stag with a cross between its antlers at that spot. After that it was an Abbey for many years and subsequently the HolyRood palace was built around it. Inside the Palace we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its is part of visiting the palace and very photogenic. Alot of history to the abbey and architecture amazing.

Thank bibi2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey is adjacent to the castle, so worth a visit while you are there. Not worth a visit by itself, but makes for great pictures. Would be great in the summer, but chilly in the fall/winter.

Thank Travelbug13Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aboslutely amazing to walk through. so much history so would recommend taking the guided audio they offer at the gate!

Thank al97936
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kept ruins considering. It is clear these are well managed. Some original stone work that has been restored well

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, first I need to bring my apologies for calling the Holyrood Abbey incorrectly in my “Palace of Holyroodhouse” review (I called it “St.Mary’s Abbey” and the correct name is actually “Holy Rood” or “Holy Cross” Abbey). We greatly enjoyed reading about the history of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Holyrood Abbery. Such a serene spot to contemplate and relax. It is like walking back in time...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dates and age of Holyrood Abbey are fascinating. It is an easy walk down the Royal Mile with many shops to visit along the way.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of the sights of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, this is just a ruin but full of interesting facts. The Palace and the Abbey have a combined free audio information which was very good.

Thank Philip K
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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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
10 February 2017|
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
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.