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  1. a royal palace in Edinburgh in Scotland: official residence of the Queen when in Scotland; begun in 1501 by James IV of Scotland; scene of the murder of David Rizzio in 1566
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Historical Examples

  • His own property of Warriston lay on the outskirts of Edinburgh itself, just above a mile from Holyroodhouse.

    She Stands Accused

    Victor MacClure

  • Keith says he was Bishop of Moray for sixteen years; and that he was buried in the church of Holyroodhouse.

  • Here she was obliged to remain the whole day, as the preparations for her reception at Holyroodhouse were not completed.

  • Notwithstanding these precautions, the first breach of civil order took place at the very Palace of Holyroodhouse.

  • When the Queen arrived at Edinburgh on the 13th, she lodged her son, whom she brought with her, in Holyroodhouse.