Abbey of Holyrood

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Abbey of Holyrood

Also known as Holyrood Abbey

Location
Canongate
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH8 8DX Scotland
Memorials 160 added (56% photographed)

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Founded in c1127 by King David 1. The abbey guesthouse was developed into a royal residence, during the 15th century, The abbey church was used as a parish church until the 17th century, but has been a ruin since the 18th century. The remaining walls of the abbey lie adjacent to Holyrood palace.



The coronations of James II in 1437, Margaret Tudor in 1504, Mary of Guise in 1540, Anne of Denmark in 1590, and Charles I in 1633 were held within Holyrood Abbey.

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GPS Coordinates: 55.95315, -3.1716

  • Added: 9 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1990291