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Explore Royal Edinburgh with The Comte d’Atrois


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Explore Royal Edinburgh with The Comte d’Atrois

Did you know that each of the nine apartments at Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood is named after a former resident?

Introducing the Comte d’Artois, Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood’s royal resident from the 19th Century. An uncle of the uncrowned Louis XVII and younger brother to reigning kings Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, Artois reigned as Charles X of France from 1824 – 1830. Before this reign, Artois was granted refuge by the British Government, and lived within the boundaries of Abbey Strand’s sanctuary and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Comte d’Artois was the inspiration behind the 2 Bedroom Apartment at Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood – rich fabrics and intricate patterning add a touch of regal flair, while soft colours give modern appeal to wood panelling. The two king-size bedrooms, each have a wall-mounted, flat-screen TV, designer furniture and super-sleek ensuite bathroom, one offering a lovely freestanding tub, the other with ultra-modern rain shower.

Why not follow in the footsteps of Royalty this year by visiting the Regal Hotspots of Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle sits upon Castle Rock, the result of a volcano that erupted here many millennia ago. The castle, as we know it today, was constructed in the early 12th century. Now, over one million visitors per year tour Edinburgh Castle. From the might of Royal Palace to the grandeur of the Great Hall, witness attractions that are naturally royal, and historically significant to the country’s culture and traditions. Be sure to get there for one o’clock in the afternoon, where you shall experience the legendary One Gun – a loud firing of a canon sound, he whole purpose of which was to help the ships at the Firth of Forth to reset their clock and enhance their navigation.

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Be sure to visit The Sun Lounge – Her Majesty The Queen's favourite room on board, where she would enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea, how delightful! A free audio guide is available while onboard the five decked masterpieces, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of kings, queens, world leaders and celebrities. Children under 5 are admitted for free, so bring them along and have a day out for all the family!

For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

A must-see in the city, explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. Situated beside Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood, book now to have the very best views of the Palace from your bedroom window. Children under 5 are admitted to the Palace for free, so be sure to i9nvite the whole family!

For more information or to book, please click here.

Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh

Throughout 2020, RGBE will celebrate the scientific and horticultural achievements of the past 350 years, tracing their progress from 17th century physic garden to world-leading botanic garden. Originally, The Physic Garden was established behind the plot on which now stands Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood, the purpose of which being to supply fresh plants for medical prescriptions and to help teach medical botany to students. Set in over 70 acres of beautiful landscape and just one mile north of the city centre, the Garden offers superb panoramic views of the city skyline featuring Edinburgh Castle. Be sure to visit the garden’s magnificent 10 Greenhouses, including the Victorian Temperate Palmhouse and Tropical Palmhouse.

To plan your visit, please click here.

Thinking of visiting Edinburgh? Click here for more information on Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood, and how to book the Comte d’Artois’ 2 Bedroom Apartment – live in luxury, explore like a local!

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