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By Juliet Clough, Keith Davidson, Sandie Randall, Alastair Scott

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ISBN-13: 9780789494191

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The Castle itself houses the city’s oldest building, St Margaret’s Chapel, dating from the 11th century. A few years later, Margaret’s son, King David I, founded Holyrood Abbey a mile to the east. The town that grew along the route between these buildings, the “Royal Mile”, became a popular residence of kings, although not until the reign of James IV (1488–1513) did Edinburgh gain the status of Scotland’s capital. James built The Palace of Holyroodhouse as a royal residence in 1498 and made the city an administrative centre.

By contrast, Georgian terraces predominate in the New Town. The Burrell Collection (see pp104–5), on the southern outskirts of Glasgow, is a museum of some of the city’s greatest art treasures. It is housed in a spacious, glass building opened in 1983. 0 kilometres 0 miles 50 50 S C O T L A N D R E G I O N B Y R E G I O N 53 EDINBURGH T he historic status of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is beyond question, with ancient buildings scattered across the city, and the seat of Scotland’s new parliament lying close to the royal residence of The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Contact SEPTEMBER the Association for details (0131 557 8686). Ben Nevis Hill Race (first Hairth O’ Knokrach Sat), Fort William. Annual Festival (mid-Sep), weekend race up and down the of live Celtic, World and highest mountain in Britain. Roots music, song and dance Braemar Gathering (first at Craigshiels meadow in the weekend), Braemar, AberForest of Ae, Galloway Forest deenshire. One of the Park. Fire spectaculars, country’s leading Highland workshops and stalls. week). Various venues in St Andrews host ceilidh evenings and festivals of Scottish food and drink.

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