"Palace of Holyroodhouse" Holyroodhouse - Palace Tip by cheekymarieh

Holyroodhouse - Palace, Edinburgh: 59 reviews and 117 photos

Holyrood Palace began life as a monastery in 1128. The present building dates from 1498 and was built by James IV. The Palace is most famous as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. It was here that her secretary Rizzio was killed by her jealous husband, Lord Darnley, in her own private apartments. It was also used by Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 uprising.

The Palace is of Baroque in architecture and through the passage of time various monarchs have added their own influences. It is now the Queen's official residence when she is in Scotland.

Opening hours: April to October 09:30-18:00 (last admission 17:00)
November -March 09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:30)

Admission charges: Adult £8.80, Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £7.80
Under 17 £4.80

Address: Holyrood Road , Edinburgh
Directions: At the end of the Royal Mile looking out towards Arthur's Seat.
Phone: +44 131 556 1096
Website: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/default.asp?action=article&ID=36

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  • Updated May 29, 2006
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