Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace with Arthur's Seat in the background
Holyrood Palace

the palace Palace OF Holyrood House or Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh is the residence of the British king house in Scotland. It is at the eastern end of the Royal Mile, which leads from there to up to Edinburgh the Castle.

In the year 1128 here the abbey Holyrood Abbey was built. The former guesthouse of the abbey was gradually removed; it is among other things an apartment tower in the northwest of the plant in the years 1528 - 1532 developed. The Palace OF Holyrood House became in its current form in 17. Century builds. Into history the lock went through his temporary Bewohnerin Maria Stuart.


  • Peter Sager, “Scotland”, DuMont book publishing house, Cologne 1997, ISBN 3-7701-3550-4, S. 126-130


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