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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.

Holyrood
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.
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEH
Dialling code0131
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
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UK
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Brewing was the main local industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Names in Scots - Places in Scotland". scotslanguage.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2014.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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