Of Knights and Nobility: Scotland’s Finest Castles

Scotland’s Finest CastlesHolyrood

Resting at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse—also called Holyrood Palace—has undergone numerous renovations and additions in its long narrative, which includes many prominent names in Scottish history. Mary, Queen of Scots, held two of her weddings at the castle, and Oliver Cromwell’s troops once lodged here during the English Civil Wars. When King George V and Queen Mary reigned, they modernized the ancient structure and initiated the tradition of holding garden parties on the verdant grounds.

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