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Charles II. Monument

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Parliament Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Oldest statue

The lead equestrian statue of King Charles II is the oldest statue in Edinburgh. It stands in... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The oldest statue in Edinburgh

We came across this lead equestrian statue of King Charles II last weekend whilst on a day trip to... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
thetravellingmanUk
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The lead equestrian statue of King Charles II is the oldest statue in Edinburgh. It stands in Parliament Square and was erected in 1685. The statue was reputed to have come from the Netherlands from the workshop of Dutch sculptor and master carver Grinling Gibbons....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We came across this lead equestrian statue of King Charles II last weekend whilst on a day trip to Edinburgh. During a walk up the Royal Mile we deviated slightly left to view the old Parliament House, and the statue is situated in the back...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The more I review Edinburgh, I realise so much that there are so many English people that have some really grand statues dedicated to them, is it because of the English enforcing their rule on the people here, or is it that the people of...More

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Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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