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A city in focus: Early photography of Edinburgh

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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Friday, 4 Sep 2020
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass.
  • Booking advisable. If you have a 1-Year Pass please contact our booking team on 0303 123 7306 to book your ticket.

Join Anne Lyden, Chief Curator of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland, for an exploration of Edinburgh through the lens of early photography, including that of pioneering Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson.

In the exhibition of Washington Wilson’s photography in the Palace of Holyroodhouse you can see some of his highly atmospheric photographs of Edinburgh, highlighting both differences and similarities with the present day. In the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, both his works and those of others, demonstrate how the capital city of Scotland was a popular choice for early photographers as they honed their craft. Many of these images continue to fascinate and inspire today.

Related exhibition
George Washington Wilson: Queen Victoria’s Photographer in Scotland

The popular royal photographer and the creation of the romantic image of Scotland

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