Definition of Holyrood House from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Holyrood House

(also Holyroodhouse)
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a royal palace in Edinburgh, used by members of the British royal family when they visit Scotland and open to the public at other times. Most of the original early 16th-century palace burned down in 1544, and the present palace was built for King Charles II in the 1670s.