Palace Profile: Palace of Holyroodhouse

  July 2, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Built: 1501-1505 (original palace); 1528-1536 (remaining north-west tower); 1671–1679 (current form)
Architect: Sir William Bruce (current form)
Commissioned By: James IV of Scotland (original palace); James V of Scotland (remaining 16th century portions); Charles II of England (current form)
Style: Baroque
Rooms: 289
On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens, ruins of the Augustinian Holyrood Abbey, the Queen’s Gallery
Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right of The Crown
Current Use: Official Scottish residence of the British monarch
Fun Fact: The oldest portion of the Palace is the north-west tower, built in the 16th century, and housed Mary, Queen of Scots’s apartments during her reign (it was here that her private secretary was murdered)

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