Charles II in Exile: Brugge
And now, to steal a phrase from Monty Python, for something completely different...
|Portrait of Henry, Duke of Gloucester at Royal Guild of Saint-Sebastian|
|the time keeping apparatus on top of Huis Bouchoute|
Charles was originally housed in Huis Bouchoute, which is now more famous for its role in the standardisation of Belgian timekeeping.
Grand Hotel Casselbergh is more widely known as Charles's residence whilst in Brugge. This upmarket hotel boasts a memorial to Charles, the Lifeguards, and the Grenadier Guards, who Charles founded as Royal Regiments .
|Fireplace in the King's Hall at Royal Guild of Saint-Sebastian|
The Royal Guild of Saint-Sebastian has a number of items celebrating Charles's connection with the guild. The King's Hall is dominated by a Charles II themed fireplace: the hall was built with the money given to the Guild by Charles after his restoration. The Guild can be visited 'by appointment only' see here for details.
Addresses for SatNavsHuis Bouchoute, Markt 15, 8000 Brugge
Grand Hotel Casselbergh, Hoogstraat 6, 8000 Brugge
Royal Guild of Saint-Sebastian, Carmersstraat 174, 8000 Brugge