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Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

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Holyrood Abbey is a ruined abbey of the Canons Regular in Edinburgh, Scotland. The abbey was founded in 1128 by King David I. During the 15th century, the abbey guesthouse was developed into a royal residence, and after the Scottish Reformation the Palace of Holyroodhouse was expanded further. The abbey church was used as a parish church until the 17th century, and has been ruined since the 18th century. The remaining walls of the abbey lie adjacent to the palace, at the eastern end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The site of the abbey is protected as a scheduled monument.
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  • I absolutely loved the Holyrood Abbey. The craftsmanship of the stonework was stunning. I was fortunate to visit on a sunny but super windy day so there weren't a lot of people. If you are into...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning! We enjoyed walking around Holyrood Abbey ruins - the pictures are beautiful! One of my favorite parts of Holyrood  more »
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  • Special little place in Holyrood. Full of history. Daughter wants to rebuild it
  • Absolutely wonderful. It was founded by king David I in 1128 as an augustinian abbey, but with the time it grew very much, so that it was one of the most impressive monasteries in Scotland. The palace was founded next to the abbey, not the other way. Some coronations were held here such as James V and Charles I. Only the nave survives but it is amazing. Really beautiful.

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