SOME HISTORY - The abbey was founded in 1128 by King David I. During the 15th century, the abbey guesthouse was developed into a royal residence, and after the Scottish Reformation the Palace of Holyroodhouse was expanded further. The abbey church was used as a parish church until the 17th century, and has been ruined since the 18th century. The remaining walls of the abbey lie adjacent to the palace, at the eastern end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
SHORT VIDEO LOOK AROUND - We took a short video to give you an idea of the size of the ruins of the Abbey.
|A look at the destroyed Abbey|
|Tom and Rob outside the front of the Abbey|
|All about the Abbey|
|Tom and Rob outside the front door of the Abbey|
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