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Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 8

Length: 9.6

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Holyrood Palace, the ancient residence of Scottish Royalty, is a building of a quadrangular form, with a court ninety-four feet square. It derives its special interest from its associations with Queen Mary, whose apartments are said to remain in nearly the same state as when she last occupied them.

Its interior is full of scenes which once enlivened it, and deeds which once beclouded it, and is therefore, much frequented by visitors. Adjoining it are the ruins of the Abbey of Holyrood, founded by David I. in 1128, in which is a large vault containing the remains of David II., James II., James V., and several of their relations."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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