Holyrood, Edinburgh

For other uses, see Holyrood (disambiguation).
Brewing was the main local industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Holyrood (/ˈhɒliˌrd/; 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 end of the Royal Mile, Holyrood was once in the separate burgh of Canongate before the expansion of Edinburgh in 1856. It had several breweries and a flint glassworks in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.[3] The westerly parts of Holyrood, excluding Holyrood Park, are roughly synonymous with the Canongate and Dumbiedykes areas.

Holyrood includes the following sites:


  1. "Names in Scots - Places in Scotland". scotslanguage.com.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. Paterson, Janet. C. (1958). Scottish Glass: A Collector's Notes. Edinburgh City Museums Occasional Publications No. 1. p. 7. Archived from the original on 2016-06-26. Retrieved 26 June 2016.

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