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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Quick facts about Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen Elizabeth II official residence in Scotland.

Commonly referred to as Holyroodhouse Palace, it was built originally as a monastery at the end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh in 1128, and it is closely associated with the History of Scotland. Today the Palace is a strong focus for national festivals and activities in Scotland, most notably The Queen’s’ Holyrood Week, which usually runs every year from the end of June to the beginning of July. Although it is is used today as a Royal Palace, Holyroodhouse Palace is also open to the public throughout the year. 

It is one of the top attractions in Edinburgh and a must when visiting Scotland.

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Interesting facts about Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • The name of the Palace, ‘Holyrood’ comes from ‘holy rood’ or ‘holy cross’.
  • Mary, Queen of Scots, is historical person most heavily linked to Holyroodhouse.
  • The Palace was a place of brutal murder of David Rizzio, Mary’s secretary and suspected lover.
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