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The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Official Souvenir

Pamela Hartshorne

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 153 0

    Size: 245 x 190 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 56

    In association with:

    Date published: March, 2020

    UK £6.95 /US $8.95


  • The official Royal Collection guidebook to Holyroodhouse, once home to Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and The Queen’s formal Scottish residence
  • Recounts the fascinating, and sometimes turbulent, story of Holyroodhouse
  • Accompanied by new photography that offers a closer look at the interiors and artworks on display


A royal palace for over 500 years, Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official Scottish residence. It has been home to Mary, Queen of Scots, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, as well as the setting for rebellion, murder and marriages that have changed the course of British history. This new guide tells the sometimes turbulent story of Holyroodhouse, while new photography offers a closer look at its interiors and some of the artworks on display.

Author information

Based in York, Dr Pamela Hartshorne is a historian, a project editor and a prolific writer of non-fiction, historical novels and romance.