Palace of Holyroodhouse (Edinburgh) Reviews
Newest Review: ... other is as a succession of large, empty rooms filled with musty furniture with faded seat covers, and decorated with crusty, faded tapestries and cracked, barely visible paintings. Holyrood is a working palace, and if we could see some of the Queen's living chambers it would have been worth it. Of course we didn't, the audio guide instead leading us through a succession of increasingly large banquet, audience and ceremonial chambers, all complete with their ancient fittings as described above. A couple of videos showed us how it might look when the Queen was in session, but on a regular visiting day all there is to look at is the other c... more
Customer Palace of Holyroodhouse (Edinburgh) Reviews (4)
by - written on 31/03/11, updated on 27/09/11 (Very useful, 42 readings)
I visited Edinburgh for the first time last week. It's an interesting and beautiful city, famous for it's Royal Mile, which begins with Edinburgh Castle towering high up on a bluff above town and ending down in the valley with the Queen's official residence in Scotland, Holyrood Palace. I've been to a number of palaces and castles over the years, in several different countries. I love history but to be honest they're usually much of a muchness, and Holyrood was no exception. In short - it looks beautiful on the outside, with wonderful architecture, high walls, turrets, and ornate fountains. All of this is set among wonderfully manicured gardens (although ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/01/04, updated on 25/01/04 (Very useful, 126 readings)
Some of you may well have noticed the message I put up on my profile page last week, explaining that I was going to be away for a few days in Edinburgh for research purposes. If you did, you will probably be wondering what I am doing writing about one of the city's top visitor attractions. Well, the thing is, I had some time left over at the end of the week after I had finished my research, and it seemed a bit of a shame to just go back to my hotel room. After all, its not every day that I have free time - let alone free time in such a beautiful city - so I stretched my budget a little and decided to take the opportunity to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse*. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/03/03, updated on 16/09/03 (Very useful, 68 readings)
Visitor attractions are my business. I'm studying for a Masters in Heritage Studies at Salford University so I have to be critical about them. So you will be getting loads of heritage related reviews from now on. Anyway I was in Edinburgh in March on a field trip with my university class. I visited the Palace of Holyrood and the Queen's Gallery. I'm a Scot with a degree in History (mostly Scottish History) so I was looking forward to seeing somewhere that has been mentioned in my studies. The Palace of Holyrood has been the main royal residence in Edinburgh since the time of the Stewart Kings. It was built by James V of Scotland and Mary ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/09/01, updated on 19/09/01 (Very useful, 118 readings)
Everything you need to know about visiting The Palace of Holyroodhouse. How do I get there? By train the Palace is roughly fifteen minutes walk from Waverly Station. Many buses from the centre of Edinburgh pass by. The open top bus tour stops there How much does it cost? Adults £6.50 Over 60’s £5 Under 17 £3.30 Under 5 Free Family £16.30 When is it open? 1 April to 31 October 09.30 to 1800 (last admission 17.15) 1 November to 31 March 09.30 16.30 (last admission 15.45) Is it ever closed? Yes it is closed on 13th April 15th to 26th of May ... Read the complete review
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