PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

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PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

The Palace of Holyroodhouse was built around an abbey founded by King David I in the 12th century, which had royal chambers attached to it. James IV (1488-1513) decided to upgrade the chambers to a palace, and this work was added to by subsequent monarchs. The Palace is the British monarch's official residence in Scotland and Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth would visit during Holyrood week, at the end of June/beginning of July. When The Monarch is in residence, the Scottish variant of the Royal Standard is flown.

Parts of the Palace are open to the public, though opening arrangements are subject to change, sometimes at short notice, and you should check before making a special journey. Highlights of a visit include the magnificent State Apartments and the fascinating Mary, Queen of Scots', chambers. You can also walk round the ruins of Holyrood Abbey and parts of the gardens.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Canongate
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Post Code
EH8 8DX
Main Historic Period
Stuart
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Opposite the Scottish Parliament building. You may also want to pop into the Queen's Gallery.
Primary Management
Royal Collection Trust

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