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Palace of Holyrood House

Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh

The King’s official residence when he comes to Edinburgh.  To be found located at the end – opposite end to the Castle – of the Royal Mile, the Palace is open for tours and the gardens can also be visited.  In 2020 the Palace opened a new public garden to which there is free admission.    

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh

Iconic landmark steeped in history and culture.  Head here for great views of the city and beyond, and don’t forget the firing of the gun if you’re there around 1pm, it’s still fired every day except on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day! The tradition dates back to 1861, when the  ships in the Firth of Forth once set their maritime clocks by the One o’Clock Gun. 

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Scone Palace Perth

Situated in over 100 acres of beautiful Scone Palace grounds,  lies the site of the original Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny, where Scottish kings were crowned.  Steeped in history a tour of the Palace is definately worthwhile.  The Palace grounds play host to a number of events throughout the year, so check out their website What’s On page to find out more.

Scone Palace

Stirling Castle Stirling

One of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, Stirling castle sits prominently atop volcanic rock overlooking the city.  The Royal Palace was home to Mary Queen of Scots during her early childhood.  Take time to enjoy a tour here with friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle