We got a tour from Jimmy Oswald and he told us an awful lot about the Abbey and how it came to be in ruins as well as the outline of the old building. It was really good of him to do so and we...More
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Beautiful Abbey ruins, linked to the Holyrood palace and surronded by beautiful gardens. Very peaceful area, would happily visit again.
Visited as we were there for the DoE awards. The Duke was there along with various dignitaries. Set in nice quiet gardens hard to believe you are in a city centre. Well worth a visit.
Who could have guessed that monks hundreds of years ago could be so self-serving and greedy. The gardens are a must see on a fine day.
After visiting Holyrood palace a walk around the abbey and the gardens is very interesting.It is a relaxing walk where you learn something about history.
The destruction and religious conflict that swept Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries reached into Scotland, and this border region contested by both Scottish and English forces as well as by Protestants and Catholics harbors many lovely and tragic ruins. This is one of...More
The amazing stone masonry of this Abbey left me in awe. All I can do is try and imagine what it would have looked like when it was new or still in use if it is this nice in ruin.