Mary Queen of Scots bedroom, Holyrood Palace I wonder if Rizzio's ghost haunts this room, after his horrible murder by the Scottish lords. Poor Mary! She never had counsellors she could trust, like her counterpart Elizabeth did. I have always believed Mary was born in the wrong century.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse. - Robert the Bruce held a parliament at the abbey in 1326. Mary Queen of Scots lived here from 1561 to 1567. Bonnie Prince Charles held court at Holyrood for five weeks in September and October 1745.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland and is the setting for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Holyrood Abbey was founded by David I, King of Scots in 1128, and the Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 15th century. Queen Elizabeth II spends one week in residence where she carries out a range of official engagements.