Before you visit: 6 things you should know about

...the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood lies at the end of the Royal Mile and at the foot of Arthur's Seat in the centre of Edinburgh

In Medieval times an Abbey was built here as the King, David, had a vision of a deer running past him with a glowing cross.   Holyrood means Holy Cross

It's still an official home of the Royal Family today and the Queen goes to Scotland each summer and uses the Palace for official engagements

The palace is directly beside the Abbey.   The Palace started out as the guesthouse of the Abbey and was expanded a lot over the years!

The oldest part of the Palace housed the infamous Mary Queen of Scots and you can visit her bedchambers

Her private secretary was murdered here and apparently the blood stain can still be seen!

Bonnie Prince Charlie used the palace in 1745, claiming the crown.  This was before he was beaten at the battle of Culloden.

Swipe up to learn more about visiting Holyrood Palace when you're in Edinburgh,  It's a great attraction for anyone interested in history and the Royal family!