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The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Official Souvenir Guide

Deborah Clarke

    ISBN: 978 1 909741 13 3

    Size: 220 x 220 mm / 8.7 x 8.7 in.

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 56

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    Date published: April, 2012

    UK £6.95 /US $10.95


  • The official guide to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, including plans of the Palace
  • Illustrated with 120 images including paintings, drawings, works of art, historic documents and beautiful photographs of the State Rooms


The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history and perhaps is best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots and as the setting for many of the dramatic episodes in her turbulent reign. Mary was married at Holyroodhouse and witnessed the brutal killing of her secretary Rizzio by her jealous second husband, Lord Darnley, in her private apartments. The Palace served as the headquarters of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the 1745 uprising, as a refuge after the French Revolution for the future Charles X of France. From the time of the visit of George IV in 1822, it became one of the foremost attractions of the Scottish capital. This lavish guide provides a fascinating insight into the history of this spectacular site.

(Also available in the book trade in a previous edition with a different cover, ISBN 978 1 85759 762 2.)

This title is one of seven official souvenir guides that Scala publishes for the Royal Collection. Other titles published by Scala for the Royal Collection include Dutch LandcapesItalian Paintings and DrawingsThe Northern Renaissance and The Royal Collection: Treasures.

Author information

Deborah Clarke is Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.