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Holyrood Abbey

Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
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“palace tour” (21 reviews)
“ruined abbey” (18 reviews)
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
0131 510 75 75
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Reviewed yesterday

This church was of grand design and hints of opulence survive in the intricate architecture of the nave. We can only imagine the brightly painted walls and ceilings, jewel-like stained glass and sacred images illuminated by candlelight. Suggest you visit this after you go through...More

Thank R K
Reviewed yesterday

Was part of the Holyrood place tour and very good spot to take in some atmosphere and take some impressive fotos.

Thank psibot
Reviewed 2 days ago

My most Favorite place to see an amazing palace and it's ruins that transported me back in time, such a beautiful working palace with heritage oozing out of it brick work. The gardens are calm and tranquil with a very friendly cat just waiting to...More

Thank nirrek63
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can only get to the abbey by going through Holyrood House, as it is the British Monarch's Scottish home it is beautifully apointed. The abbey isnt very large and alot has been lost but it is still pretty to see.

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a tour from Jimmy Oswald and he told us an awful lot about the Abbey and how it came to be in ruins as well as the outline of the old building. It was really good of him to do so and we...More

2  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip to see this abbey that is attached to the palace. Wonderful photo opportunity in the gardens.

Thank julyvaca33804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Abbey ruins, linked to the Holyrood palace and surronded by beautiful gardens. Very peaceful area, would happily visit again.

Thank fjwalker2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as we were there for the DoE awards. The Duke was there along with various dignitaries. Set in nice quiet gardens hard to believe you are in a city centre. Well worth a visit.

Thank oweninscotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who could have guessed that monks hundreds of years ago could be so self-serving and greedy. The gardens are a must see on a fine day.

Thank tomarco2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great and very interesting, I love history so anything pertaining to such has my full attention

Thank Jenna L
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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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.