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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Abbey was founded in 1128, and is now in ruins. The castle grew from the extensions of the monastic buildings, surrounded by gardens, the kings preferring to live here rather than at the castle.
James 1Vconverting the royal lodgings in the Abbey into a Palace
Mary, Queen of Scots came to live at Holyroodhouse after her return from France, and her quarters are open for viewing as are the State Apartments, Great Hall, Dining room etc and the all the major rooms of State still used by the Royal Family for official purposes.