Photographer's Note

Holyrood Palace or Holyrood House is the Queens official residence in Edinburgh. It sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile. The Palace was founded in 1498 by James IV and has witnessed some of the most dramatic episodes in Scottish history.

According to legend David 1 originally founded the Palace as an Augustinian Monastery in 1128. The Abbey prospered with Edinburgh now recognised as Scotland 's capital. Her Kings chose to live in Holyrood House surrounded by parkland rather than in the bleak castle. In 1501 James (IV) cleared the ground close to the abbey and built a Palace for himself and his bride Margaret Tudor. His successor James V added a massive tower between 1538 and 1532, also a new west front to the tower constructed between 1535 and 1536. These alterations which included a great expanse of glazing gave the Palace a domestic rather than a defensive feel.

It is most famously linked to Mary Queen of Scots, who was crowned in the Palace.

The Palace is closed to the public when the Queen or members of her family visit Edinburgh . However even when closed it is worth walking round Holyrood Park and for the fit and healthy an invigorating climb up Arthur's Seat will give you outstanding views over the City.
from Barony House
the other view of Palace in WORKSHOP

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