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Blog - Spotlight on Holyrood

Posted on 27/08/2015

Holyrood is a popular area of Edinburgh that lies to the east of the city centre at the end of the Royal Mile. It is a popular spot for tourists and a great place to stay to explore the rest of the city. With one of our exclusive apartments in the area, we know it well and think there are plenty of sights for visitors to see and enjoy, just minutes from the door.

Scottish Parliament

The modern Scottish Parliament Building is in Holyrood and is even locally known as ‘Holyrood’ because of its association with the area. It’s a fascinating chance to see the place where all Scottish parliamentary issues are debate and it is entirely free to visit. There are guided tours throughout the day and it is possible to visit both the debating chamber and parliament in action. The Scottish Parliament building has both a shop and the Parliament Café to enjoy during your visit.

Palace of Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyrood House is the British Monarch’s official residence in Scotland. It stands tall at the end of the Royal Mile and has a rich history with the royal family. There are a wide range of things to explore on the grounds of and within the palace, with 14 historic and State apartments including the romantic ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey and the beautifully kept Royal Gardens. The Palace is best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots and tours throughout the grounds and palace can be enjoyed with a complimentary audio tour.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a fantastic family-friendly attraction which gives you the chance to explore 15,000 million years of the planet’s history. Travel back in space and time at the site at the foot of the Salisbury Crags and enjoy a sensational journey from 18th century Edinburgh and the ghost of James Hutton’s explanation of his theories of the Earth and then through a fast paced journey from the Big Bang to the early days of our planet. Our Dynamic Earth is a young scientist’s dream with the chance to see everything from glaciers to dinosaurs and volcanos to experiencing the chill of the Antarctic. Not to be missed.

The Old Brewery

The Old Brewery isn’t an attraction, it’s our Holyrood Apartment: Holyrood Two. The building dates back to 1765 and used to be part of a brewery, as the name suggests. It has been restored and refurbished to offer comfortable one-bedroom accommodation and has both living, sleeping and utility space. There is also a desk area with views looking out across the Scottish Parliament and Arthur’s Seat and it is a really great base for exploring Holyrood and the rest of Edinburgh.