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Holyrood from south east.jpg
Taken from Holyrood Park in 2004. From left to right: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament Building, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scott Monument, Balmoral Hotel clock tower and Nelson's Monument.
Holyrood is located in Edinburgh
Location within Edinburgh
OS grid reference NT267737
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode district EH8, EH99
Dialling code0131
Police Scotland
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°57′06″N 3°10′42″W / 55.95167°N 3.17833°W / 55.95167; -3.17833
HOLYROOD EDINBURGH Latitude and Longitude:

55°57′06″N 3°10′42″W / 55.95167°N 3.17833°W / 55.95167; -3.17833
Brewing was the main local industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Holyrood ( /ˈhɒlird/; Scots: Halyruid, [1] Scottish Gaelic: Taigh an Ròid [2]) is an area in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, lying east of the city centre, at the foot of the Royal Mile.

The area originally took its name from Holyrood Abbey, which was the Church of the Holy Rude (Scots for 'Holy Cross').

Holyrood includes the following sites:


  1. ^ "Names in Scots - Places in Scotland".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2014.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  3. ^ Dennis Lock; Reinhard Wagner (20 May 2016). Gower Handbook of Programme Management. Routledge. pp. 196–. ISBN  978-1-317-12514-3.

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