Holyrood Abbey was founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland for the Augustinian Canons and lies adjacent to Holyrood Palace. According to medieval legend, a vision of a stag with a cross glowing between its antlers came to David while hunting in the area. Interpreting this as an act of God, the King declared that an abbey should be built on the same spot. Holy Rood, the name of the abbey and subsequently the Palace, means ‘Holy Cross’.
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