Abbey Pend Holyroodhouse
NT 268-739 Midlothian Scotland
Abbey Pend was an early 16th century stone Gothic gatehouse, founded by King James IV. In 1502 a palace with a gate, were constructed in the outer court of the Augustinian Abbey of Holyrood, which was originally founded by King David I in 1128. The gatehouse was extended from 1647 to 1663 but in 1753 it was demolished, leaving only fragments of its right-hand wing. Now incorporated into the Abbey Court-house, its outside wall still displays the remnants of the vaulting within the gatehouse and the position of a cross-wall.
Abbey Pend is located in Edinburgh, off Abbey Strand. A mile east of Edinburgh city centre, on Calton Road.
The site is part of the entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and is visible from the road.
There are car parks nearby.
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