The Palace’s gardens were landscaped in 1850 at the behest of Prince Albert and the Privy Garden was removed when a new carriageway was created to avoid the nearby Canongate slums leaving this little building standing outside the walls of the Palace.
Popular legends says that Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87), used to bathe in sweet white wine for her complexion in this Bath House. However, it is more probable that the building was used as a Summer Pavilion or Dovecote and the Royals would most likely have used it as a Summer House. An ornate dagger was found in the roof-space while the building was being repaired in 1789 and the building was restored in 1852.
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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