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Charles II: Art & Power and Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

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

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the station.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Queen’s Gallery 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 Gallery.  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.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Daily (Friday, 23 Nov 2018 - Sunday, 2 Jun 2019)
  • Adult £20.20
    Over 60 £18.40
    Student £17.90
    Under 17 / Disabled £11.20
    Under 5 Free
    Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £51.80

    If you are a disabled visitor we offer a free access companion ticket. To book please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7324 or e-mail [email protected]

Combine a visit to see Charles II: Art & Power at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh with a visit to the Palace he built, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

After over a decade of austere Cromwellian rule, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 led to a resurgence of the arts in England.  The court of Charles II became the centre for the patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art, which served not only as decoration for the royal apartments but also as a means of glorifying the restored monarchy and reinforcing the position of Charles II as the rightful king.

Charles II: Art & Power
  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • This event is in the past

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