In 1128, David I granted a charter for
funding Holyrood Abbey.
Royal Mile, well known to tourists.
It extends from Edinburgh Castle at the top of the hill down heading
east, past St Giles'
Cathedral, John 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]