October 01, 2017

The Palace of HolyroodHouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is one of the locations that we visit on the Photo Tours Walk.

Photo Walking Tours Edinburgh Holyrood

The Palace of Holyrood House is Her Majesty the Queen's official residence in Scotland. Standing at the end of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, the Palace is the home of Scottish Royal history. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes during her short reign.

Whilst we dont go into the Palace on this tour, some beautiful location shots can be taken such as the one above. 

Holyrood Palace is worth coming back to view if you have some time. 

Visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic state apartments, the ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey & the royal gardens.

The entrance fee is only £12.50 to walk through the state rooms and the Gardens. If you include a look through the Queens Gallery it is an additional £5.00.

Sadly, there is no separate ticket to walk through the gardens and the Abbey, which given that there are no photographs allowed inside the Palace, would make a second walk through the Abbey, worthwhile.

Edinburgh Photo Walking Tour Holyrood Palace

Holyrood House is nestled at the base of Salisbury Crags and was built adjacent to the Augustinian Abbey which has been standing since 1128. Given its direct and short line to Edinburgh Castle, the Abbey became an important administrative centre.

The ruins of the Abbey still hold a mystical beauty.

Edinburgh has such a rich, photogenic history. 
Let us show you some.

Bella @ Photo Tours Edinburgh