Holyrood Palace


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Holyrood Palace

(hŏl`ēro͞od) [i.e., holy cross], royal residence, Edinburgh, SE Scotland. In 1128, David I founded Holyrood Abbey on this site, where according to legend he was saved from an infuriated stag by the miraculous interception of a cross. The abbey's Chapel Royal, still standing, contains the remains of David II, James II, James V, Lord Darnley, and others. James IV began the present building c.1500. The palace, partially destroyed by the English in 1544, was the scene of the murder of David RizzioRizzio, David
, 1533?–1566, favorite of Mary Queen of Scots. He was a Piedmontese musician (also called Riccio) who arrived (1561) in Scotland with the ambassador from Savoy.
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 in 1566. It was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1650. Charles II had it rebuilt (1671–79) according to plans by William Bruce.
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An annual garden party in the grounds of Holyrood Palace was scheduled after the service, with 8,000 guests attending from across Scotland.
In Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond announced a commemorative garden at Holyrood Palace.
on She also attended the Queen on further occasions at Balmoral and Holyrood Palace until finally retiring in 1985.
Attractions that are near the Balmoral include the Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Castle, Dynamic Earth (Interactive exhibits about planet earth), a 12th Century 'Old Town' with The Royal Mile, VIP tours of Holyrood Palace (official Scottish residence of Royal Family) as well as personal shopping tours of Harvey Nichols.
At the other end of the age scale, Holyrood Palace has been in existence since the 15th century.
As well as Windsor Castle, Frogmore House and Mary Queen of Scots' rooms at Holyrood Palace have been superbly well restored.
The Gathering 2009 will cover the entire area of Edinburgh's Holyrood Park, behind the magnificent Holyrood Palace, and involve hundreds of participants, including 125 clan and family associations, more than 350 Highland dancers, and 60 crafts and food producers, all housed within 200 individual marquees covering almost 8000 square metres.
The Royal Mile runs from the Castle down to the gates of Holyrood Palace and you can easily spend all day there, exploring the beautiful ancient buildings.
The country's new first minister met Queen Elizabeth -- Queen of England and Queen of Scots -- at Holyrood Palace on Thursday.
The hotel is situated near Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace (the home of the Queen when she stays in Edinburgh) and the new Scottish Parliament building.
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Linton added: "We're going to do Holyrood Palace and walk up the Royal Mile to the castle.