The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the Queen's official residence in Scotland. The palace is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, and with Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567.
The palace was built by king David I of Scotland nearly 900 years ago. It was rebuilt by james V of Scotland. Later, it became the home of his daughter Mary Queen of Scots. The palace of Holyroodhouse has been the scene for many of the most dramatic and tragic events of her reign, culminating in the murder in the palace of her reign, culminating in the murder in the palace of her secretary, David Rizzlo in 1566. The palace was rebuilt once again by Charles II, after the civil war.
The events at Holyroodhouse have determined the fate of three countries -England, France, and Scotland.