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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

135 hotels near Holyroodhouse Palace

1 The Inn Place

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 49 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

3 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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

4 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 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

5 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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

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

7 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 14 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

8 Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

4 stars
4.3 / 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

9 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 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

10 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More