Palace of Holyroodhouse - Edinburgh

Palace of Holyroodhouse - Edinburgh
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Address: Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Lothian
Postcode: EH8 8DX
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: +44 (0)131 556 5100
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history.

The Palace is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, and as the setting for many of the dramatic episodes in her turbulent reign. Mary was married at Holyroodhouse and witnessed the brutal killing of her secretary Rizzio by her jealous second husband, Lord Darnley, in her private apartments. The Palace briefly served as the headquarters of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the 1745 uprising.

Today the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family for State ceremonies and official entertaining.