4 February 2013
This is as close to seeing Holyrood this day whether I return or not depends on how I feel
I was busy that day and I was very tired. I stickered more churches and The Supreme court but the Parliament and Holyrood were the main Targets as you can see from the letter in this link.
15 February 2011
Favourite place in edinburgh. always go here when visitng my family and it is still underrated. Take a walk around here in the early morning and you can really soak up the atmosphere. if you haven't been already, i would definitely urge to go
13 January 2011
Holyrood House is a lovely place to walk around, although not as interesting as some royal castles etc. I like them crumbly and gothic! My parents really enjoyed it though, despite the fact that we didn't have the audio guide.
22 August 2009
Holyrood House we came across after walking to “The Gathering” and notice the palace. £10 admission, not too expensive considering the maintenance of the place for public access. Adio guide again is a must, you will learn for more that just walking around the place. Another must visit place for those into historic buildings and history of the Royals in Edinburgh & Scotland. The Abbey ruins was a nice place to stop and rest for a while, we had what is know as a rare hot sunny day. If you do the castle at one end of the Mile then you will need to do Holyrood House.
27 November 2008
This is worth the money (about 8GBP). I have been to the state rooms at Buckingham Palace, as well, but this was nicer as you can see more of the house. It is quite amazing that everything is still in use today. You can even see the scratches on the dinner table. Make sure you get the audio tour, it is one of the better ones.
I liked the rooms of Mary Queen of Scots most. Unfortunately they are rather dark to protect the exhibits. I haven’t seen the gardens, as they are closed during winter time.
14 November 2008
This isn’t my most favorite place to visit in Edinburgh. It was interesting but not as interesting as some other museums I have been to. I got bored of the audio tour and ended up skipping through them. I did love the abbey though that was next to the house and all ruined and also the gardens for holyrood house were especially nice. It is nice to go a visit once but i probably won’t be having a return visit there. It is quite expensive though especially if you want to go to the queens gallery too which i didn’t at the time.
16 October 2008
I especially loved the Mary Queen of Scots room it was so interesting and the best room in the palace. I also loved the abbey around back of the palace and the gardens but I wasn’t so fussed with the rest of the palace and probably wouldn’t pay to go again.
10 August 2008
I loved visiting Holyrood House. It’s a wonderful combination of a palace currently used by the Royal Family, and a palace saturated in history. The palace is especially know for its association with Mary Queen of Scots. She lived here while queen, and it was the scene of much drama (including the murder of her private secretary right in front of her, while she was 7 months pregnant!). There are some nice displays about Mary, and you are shown her private apartments.
The ruined abbey is also very atmospheric: be sure to spend a little time there after you tour the palace.
16 June 2008
Holyroodhouse is the Queen of England’s residence in Scotland and where she stays when on official visits there.
The Palace is open to the public when the Queen is not in residence and is a fantastic example of an ancient palace still in use.
Once you get over the rising damp and the worn materials, you start to appreciate that this is what royal residences are all about: they are not perfectly designed and not always in the best state, but they still need to be lived in and keeping them going is a huge undertaking.
The monastery that can be found on the grounds is quite awe-inspiring and the Queen has a wonderful gallery that is truly worth a visit if you have the time.
For a sneak-peak into living history, this is a must-see
26 May 2008
I went here alone and I was impressed with the architecture of this place.
The name means House of the Holy Stag.
I had heard it was one of the most haunted places in Uk and I looked for the bloodstain on the floor.
The stain is apparently permanent and can’t be rubbed out.
mary Queen of Scots lived and was married here and she and witnessed the brutal killing of her secretary Rizzio by her jealous second husband, Lord Darnley, in her private apartments.
As well as the spectacular building and contents one can see the remains of the abbey that it once was.
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