When was holyrood palace built?

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When was holyrood palace built?

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Holyroodhouse, or informally Holyrood Palace, founded as a monastery by David I of Scotland in 1128, has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scotland since the 15th century. The Palace stands in Edinburgh at the bottom of the Royal Mile. Holyrood is an anglicisation of the Scots Haly Ruid (Holy Cross).Abbey Main article: Holyrood Abbey. The ruined Augustinian Abbey that is sited in the grounds was built in 1128 at the order of King David I of Scotland. It has been the site of many royal coronations and marriage ceremonies. The roof of the abbey collapsed in the 18th century, leaving it as it currently stands, a ruin. The Abbey was adapted as a Chapel for the Order of the Thistle by King James VII, but was subsequently destroyed by a mob. In 1691 the then-new Kirk of the Canongate replaced the Abbey as the local parish church, where today the Queen attends services when in residence at the Palace. [edit] Palace In the 15th century a guesthouse stood on the site

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It evolved from the former guesthouse of Holyrood Abbey which dated back to the mid 12th century. The Palace was built in 1503 and enlarged and redesigned over the following 170 years.

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The Palace of Holyrood House, – Her Majesty’s Official Residence, in SCOTLAND, – was, built, NOT as a Palace, but, as a MONASTERY! Work started on it WAY BACK, in 1128, – accoring to the WEBSITE!

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The abbey was founded in 1128 and rebuilt about 1220. The ruins of the nave are impressive examples of the bold, imaginative work of the period. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, which shouldered the abbey aside, comprises an early 16th-century wing and a 17th-century quadrangle court and facing wing. It is the sovereign’s official residence in Scotland.

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