Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Abbey

In 1128, David I granted a charter for funding Holyrood Abbey.    [TC, 1794].

The Edinburgh Royal Mile, well known to tourists.

It extends from Edinburgh Castle at the top of the hill down heading east, past St Giles' CathedralJohn Knox House, the Museum of Edinburgh and the Tolbooth (which features prominently on the Edinburgh Photographic Society logo) to Holyrood Palace and Abbey situated in Queen's Park at the bottom of the hill.

Despite their proximity to Edinburgh Castle , The  Palace and Abbey have not always been part of Edinburgh.  Until [when?] they were part of a separate borough, Canongate.  The border between Edinburgh and Canongate was at the Netherbow, about half way down the Royal Mile.

[Holyrood Abbey is sometimes called Holyrood Chapel]

stereo view in the "McGlashon's Scottish Stereotypes" series  -  The East Window of Holyrood Abbey

Please click here to see thumbnail images of Holyrood Abbey and Palace





Please click here to find Holyrood Palace and Abbey on a map of the Royal Mile.

Holyrood Abbey is No. 44 and Holyrood Palace is No. 45 at the bottom of  this map.



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