Monday, 13 November 2006
Palace of Holyroodhouse - Edinburgh - UK
En: Palace of Holyroodhouse seen from Halton Hill
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, or informally Holyrood Palace, founded as a monastery by David I of Scotland in 1128, has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scotland since the 15th century. The Palace stands in Edinburgh at the bottom of the Royal Mile.
Holyrood is an anglicisation of the Scots Haly Ruid (Holy Cross).
Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday celebrations in 2006 from 25th-28th August included the Big Royal Dig. This was the first time that the Queen had allowed the Palace of Holyroodhouse to be excavated. The dig identified the cloisters of the Abbey and also found the stair tower of the lost palace of James IV. These discoveries and other finds are described at the Big Royal Dig section below.
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