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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You turn to your right past the famous Palace of Holyrood; you cross the Park and the Drive, and take your way upward to the ruins of Anthony's Chapel, on the shoulder of the hill--and there you are!
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It then winds down the Royal Mile, heading past the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood, before heading east towards the coast, through Musselburgh and then back towards the finish line.
James's Palace, Scotland's Palace of Holyrood House, or Northern Ireland's Hillsborough Castle.
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Without even leaving the city centre visitors can experience a wealth of fascinating attractions including Edinburgh's iconic castle and The Palace of Holyrood House, separated by the historic Royal Mile.
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh
Following publication, recipients are invited to attend an investiture at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyrood or other location to receive their award from the Queen or other senior member of the Royal Family.