Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. The beautiful palace was built in 1128 to serve as a monastery and has close ties to Scotland’s turbluent past including various other reigning monarchs that used the palace as their official royal residence in Scotland.

Today the palace is used during The Queen’s many regular visits to Scotland and is also used for official entertaining. One such official event is the Investiture which is held in the Great Gallery and is held to celebrate the acheivements of Scottish residents.

Each year The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse in a

Inside the palace

Inside the palace

week referred to as Holyrood week. This week is full of official ceremonies, awards and a garden party which can host up to 8,000 Scottish guests from all walks of life.

The palace is open to the public for viewing of state rooms, gardens and the adjcent abbey.

VIDEO: Royal Week at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

http://youtu.be/YtI-hBdvo6c