The History of Leith

June 4, 2010

Holyrood House fountain

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(c) John Arthur

The fountain (20ft/6m high) in front of Holyroodhouse Palace is embellished with Late Gothic ornamentation and stylish Renaissance figures such as Mary Stuart, the flute-playing Rizzio and Elizabeth I reading. It is a Victorian replica of the fountain at Linlithgow Palace. The tip of the fountain forms a crown with a globe bearing the Scottish lion.

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