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Eastern Encounters & the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Eastern Encounters
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Map & directions

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 number 35 stops 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.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 23 Jul 2020 - Monday, 4 Jan 2021)
    Excl dates: Thursday, 7 Jan 2021, Friday, 8 Jan 2021, Saturday, 9 Jan 2021, Sunday, 10 Jan 2021, Monday, 11 Jan 2021, Thursday, 14 Jan 2021, Friday, 15 Jan 2021, Saturday, 16 Jan 2021, Sunday, 17 Jan 2021, Monday, 18 Jan 2021, Thursday, 21 Jan 2021, Friday, 22 Jan 2021, Saturday, 23 Jan 2021, Sunday, 24 Jan 2021, Monday, 25 Jan 2021, Thursday, 28 Jan 2021, Friday, 29 Jan 2021, Saturday, 30 Jan 2021, Sunday, 31 Jan 2021
  • Adult £21.90
    Over 60 £19.70
    Under 17 / Disabled £12.00
    Student £19.20
    Under 5 Free
    Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £55.80

    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]
  • Owing to government guidance the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh are temporarily closed.

Combine a visit to see Eastern Encounters at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh with a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the home of Scottish royal history.

The Royal Collection contains some of the finest South Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world. Tracing more than 400 years of literary and artistic output, this exhibition will explore South Asia’s rich cultural heritage through exquisite illuminated manuscripts, dazzling depictions of the Mughal court, royal portraits, Hindu epics and modern works. 

Specially commissioned poetry, as well as paintings and photographs, will give visitors an extraordinary entrance into the enchanting world of Indian art and reveal new perspectives on the shared history of the British monarchy and the Indian Subcontinent.

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Eastern Encounters

The long relationship between the Crown and South Asia