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Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

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  • August 20, 2017
    Very old ruins. Interesting to see and photograph beside the gardens. And you could see people climbing Arthur's seat from the gardens  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Located next to the Palace of HolyRoodHouse, at the bottom of the Royal Mile. It was founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland, with the appearance that he had after falling from a horse: a cross that came down from heaven (holi rood = Holy Cross). Over the centuries it suffered much destruction and renovations. It was also a strategic place, near the Castle, for this much visited by Monarchs for coronations and weddings. In the South aisle, many graves of members of the Royal family, noblemen or clergymen. Beautiful details of the capitals.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This is literally next to Holyrood Palace, and seeing it is part and parcel of taking a tour of the place. While it's beautiful, it IS a ruin, and doesn't take too long to check out while you're at th...  more »
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  • Though it is in ruins today, the structure is still imposing for an abbey. One can only imagine how it was decorated during its days. Photos are of Holyrood palace which is part of the admission.
  • Take the free tour the fabulous guide Jamie, so knowledgeable and interesting best 45 minutes.
  • The Abbey and grounds of Holyrood house are very interesting and well worth a wander round.
  • Nice quiet place.
  • Really beautiful place.

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