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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 near Holyroodhouse Palace

132 hotels near Holyroodhouse Palace

1 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 45 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

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

2 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

3 The Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

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

4 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 30 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

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

5 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

6 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

7 Inn On The Mile

3 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

82 High Street, Royal Mile Map

With tasteful accommodations in a central location, The Inn on The Mile makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. This... More

8 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More

9 Ten Hill Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

10 Hill Place Map

Ten Hill Place Hotel Edinburgh is set within a stylish Georgian terrace in the New Town and has been redeveloped to provide comfortable contemporary accommodation right in the city centre. This... More

10 Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5

11 Bristo Place Map

With a fusion of classic architecture, tasteful accommodations and central location, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh creates an ideal base for discerning travellers seeking to explore the historic Scotland... More