BEST ADVICE: This is a royal residence, so double check that the Queen isn't sleeping here! Go first or last thing during the day to avoid the tours and cruise ships!
Before you enter the tall ornate iron gates to the palace courtyard with the lovely crowned fountain, check out the small stone building near the street. It is rumored that this was Mary Queen of Scots' bathhouse where she bathed 3 times a year, while her cousin Elizabeth (Queen of England) only bathed once at Christmas!
We entered the Abbey of Holyrood first which was built by David 1 in 1128 after he was attacked at this spot by a raging stag that pinned him to the ground. Instead of seeing stars....he saw the cross of Chri...Read More