description on the back
of this card reads:
"Holyrood Palace was built in 1671 by Charles
II on the site of a former castle, which in its turn had been erected on
the ruins of an ancient abbey.
The building attracts many sightseers, owing
to its historic connection with Queen Mary and other celebrities.
Looking at the Palace from the Canongate, the
framework of old buildings is most appropriate; The Abbey Strand, in
days past a sanctuary for debtors, lies to the right."