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Holyroodhouse Palace

The royal Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh is the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. It has been the site of royal proceedings since its early beginnings as an Augustinian abbey founded in the 12th century. The palace was built next to the abbey in 1505 by James IV, King of Scots, and expanded, sacked, destroyed, and rebuilt several times throughout the centuries. Today, the restored Holyroodhouse Palace is a magnificent example of historic architecture and used for official functions, including hosting the Queen for Holyrood Week during the summer.

  • Take a free audio tour of Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh, and learn about the history of the palace and about its former residents, such as Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • See the State Apartments used by the Queen and Royal Family for entertaining and official ceremonies, and take a look at the exquisite paintings, rich tapestries, and historic furniture.
  • See the ruins of the still-impressive 12th-century abbey with a guided tour, which are available in the summer and led by wardens dressed in historical attire.

Holyroodhouse Palace and Edinburgh Castle are at the opposite ends of Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a pleasant city to get around, because it is pedestrian-friendly and has an efficient public transport system. Close to Holyroodhouse Palace the Waverly railway station, which is less than a 15-minute walk away. Visitors can also take bus 35 and 36, which stop near the entrance to Holyroodhouse Palace. The palace is in easy walking distance to other major attractions, including the Regent Gardens and National Monument, Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat, and Princes Street.

Hotels in Holyroodhouse Palace

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From US$117

1 Edinburgh First

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Road Map

Hotel Edinburgh First provides budget-friendly bed and breakfast accommodations suitable for leisure travelers or corporate visitors visiting the Scottish capital. From this Edinburgh property,... More

Great base while house hunting
Had a small hiccup when I arrived as I was given the wrong room. Problem was quickly sorted out with no fuss. The place was great, the food was great, the staff also were great. This is the only...
27 Jun 2015
From US$103

2 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

FREE WiFi

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

Great location for the Fringe
We stayed in one of the top floor rooms during the Fringe Festival in 2015 and the room was lovely - very small, but cozy. Modern amenities, quite a spacious bathroom, great shower and a beautiful...
6 Apr 2015
From US$152

3 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 50 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

Central location but impersonal stay
pros: - easy to find - central location for sight seeing Edinburgh - large rooms make it easy for international travelers with many suit cases Cons: - when we received our room most of the lights...
24 Jun 2015
From US$127

4 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

Excellent location in Edinburgh
Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full scottish breakfast
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From US$182

5 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
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5West Register Street Map

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The hostel is newly refurbished, modern and high-spec, but more importantly, right in the heart of Edinburgh! You can see Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thorough fare, from the... More

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6 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

Not 4 star
Staff at this hotel were excellent, you really can't get any better. It has a 4 star rating which is probably because of the pool / gym. The rooms and corridors are tired and need updating plus the...
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7 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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Located in one of Edinburgh's finest old streets right in the centre of this beautiful city, The Inn Place boasts 27 newly built bedrooms. Some have spectacular views of the city and the olde... More

Great location, but noisy!
The location was fantastic, the room size was more than adequate, bed very comfortable and other amenities were great. The biggest drawback was the lack of double glazing to stop the street noise -...
20 Jun 2015
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8 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

weekend break
Very friendly staff. Good location for train station. Clean tidy room.
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9 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

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Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

Nice visit to Edinburgh
Well located hotel near all Edinburgh attractions. Helpful staff.
21 Jun 2015
From US$113

10 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Map

A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business.... More

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