THE ROYAL PALACE
The Palace was the official royal residence of the later Stewart kings
Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to the future King James VI (and 1st of
England) on 19th June 1566 in a small chamber room known as Queen Mary's
Palace took a battering during the Lang Seige, but in 1617 it was remodelled
inside and out to it's present state for King James VI's 'hamecoming'
from London (his only visit back to Scotland).
Palace is home to the Honours or Regalia of Scotland, the Scottish Crown
Jewels which are on display in the Crown Room along with the Stone of
Destiny, Scotland's coranation stone which was returned to Scotland in