The Palace of Holyrood House

Crest at the Entrance of the Palace, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Crest at the Entrance of the Palace

Court yard entrance ,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Court yard entrance

Main stair case state apartments,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Main stair case state apartments

Dinning hall state apartments ,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dinning hall state apartments

Throne room state apartments ,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Throne room state apartments

Ceiling rose state apartments ,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ceiling rose state apartments

Bed room in Mary Queen of Scots Apartment ,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Bed room in Mary Queen of Scots Apartment

Ceiling Panels in Mary Queen of Scots Apartment ,Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ceiling Panels in Mary Queen of Scots Apartment

Holyrood Palace is a official residence of the British Monarchy and is the Queens official residence in Scotland. Holyrood Palace sits at the bottom end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Scotland. Its is at the opposite end of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle.

The State Apartments and the Apartments of Mary Queen of Scots are open to the public in Holyrood Palace. Your entrance ticket also allows you to explore the surrounding gardens and the Abby (Ill be sharing these beautiful places with you soon). It is best to check the Palace website before visiting as it is closed when the Queen is in residence.

Holyrood is a working palace and so photography is not allowed, which is of course why I squished a few in. The interior of the Palace is beautiful but the most interesting part is definitely the oldest part of the Palace which is the Mary Queen of Scots Apartments. There is a really good audio guide included (this is common in royal residences) which lets you in on all the juicy details about the Queen and her life here.

Holyrood palace is one of the top four must do sites in Edinburgh. The city is very easy to get around and in a single day I caught a bus to the Royal Yacht Britannia, travels back to the city and walked from Holyrood Place to Arthur’s Seat and then up to Edinburgh Castle.

I cant wait to share the rest of these amazing Edinburgh sites with you all.

 

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  1. Pingback: The Gardens at Holyrook Palace and Holyrook Abbey | love getting lost·

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