For Art lovers a must! Pity that some parts where closed. Wonderful paintings from many famous painters. We very much liked the restaurant. Excellent quality and friendly.
We have visited Edinburgh on several occasions and always run out of time before we got to the Gallery. My advise to anyone would be to make time and visit this gem you wont be disappointed.
I loved the fact that they had a section devoted entirely to Scottish artists but the thing I liked most was the actual lay out of the gallery itself, there was a stairwell that had only busts displayed on the walls and the religious art didn't feel so threatening as it sometimes does in places like Italy and Spain!
We spent a couple of hours wandering around in here and could have spent a lot longer but that will save for another visit next year.Free entry but donations well worth giving due to the quality of the displays
What a lovely gallery. Not just the paintings but the building itself. Good layout with a mix of old and new. I learned a lot about Scottish history too. The moving photographic exhibition (modern) was very different and interesting. And its free - but worth giving the suggested £3 donation. It is important to keep these places going.
I have been looking forward to the reopening of this place for a while. Upon a recent visit I can say that it worth all that time. The place is a perfect record of many great name a and their portraits. I really enjoyed the visit and the refurbishment was done to the best. I finally enjoyed a Victoria cake... More
Another of my favourite places to spend hours. Such a restful beautiful gallery where I have learnt so much since this re-opened. It also has a video room where current/popular shows happen.
Most suited to over 12s. Perhaps even older. A wonderful collection of portraits and more in a building of great architectural beauty. Immaculately maintained, new and fresh, great food and snacks on offer and clean facilities. Another find for indoor interest on a rainy day. Free.
The expensive refurbishment of this gallery has left a building and contents which is a delight to behold. The original building alone is well worth viewing but couple this with the excellence of the portraits, presented in spacious surroundings and this is a visit not to be missed.
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