Holyrood Palace

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David Rizzio was said to be the lover of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was murdered in the dining room and his bloodstains sometimes reappear. Lord Darnley, whom Mary is said to have blamed for Rizzio’s murder, met his fate in an explosion and is reportedly seen here as well. A woman named Agnes Simpson, tortured and executed for witchcraft, roams here stripped and beaten.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Holyrood Palace
Canongate, Edinburgh
EH8 8DX, United Kingdom

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55.9527138, -3.172272399999997
Nearest Towns:
Leith, UK (0.3 mi.)
Edinburgh, UK (1.1 mi.)
Seafield, UK (1.3 mi.)
Granton, UK (2.0 mi.)
Portobello, UK (2.2 mi.)
Dalry, UK (2.2 mi.)
East Pilton, UK (2.6 mi.)
Pilton, UK (2.6 mi.)
Gorgie, UK (2.7 mi.)
West Pilton, UK (3.2 mi.)


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