You can register your ticket to gain unlimited entry for one year but stop and look at the small print before shelling out for tickets to both the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery (both have seperate admission charges) Your unlimited ticket carries big restrictions, both are closed from 30th. May till 15th. June as well as the following dates May Day Bank Holiday - Spring Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday & of course Christmas Day & Boxing Day and don't forget January 1st. An important note regarding photography = well NO would be the big word here.
Unique Suggestions: Take a look at the exterior - it used to be the FREE CHURCH OF HOLYROOD how ironic Ha Ha BTW the doors are good for a picture & you can see the current art collection on line!
Fun Alternatives: Visit the National Gallery for free
You might say that the palace is one big tourist trap and you will be right.
A lot of visitors , noise and you cant see anything you want , problems to take photos but still this is one amazing palace.
i liked it a lot !
I'm of two minds about this. Historically it was kind of neat to see the old part of the castle and picture Mary Queen of Scots in the small rooms and on the narrow staircase. But both times i was there i was never overly impressed with it. Both times i was taken through it on an escorted tour and we weren't allowed to wander around on our own and maybe that's why i wasn't impressed. There's just a couple of state rooms in the newer bits and a couple in the older bits with one room that has a bit of stuff to look at but i wouldn't really recommend it. Outside there are ruins of the old abbey but there isn't much there either.
Unique Suggestions: Walk around the grounds, which have some nice gardens. There are abbey ruins as well.
Fun Alternatives: Most of what's in Edinburgh Castle is far more interesting