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City Art Centre

2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
+44 131 529 3993
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Pleasant and informative

We found Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition very insightful and enjoyable. Staff was very polite and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maria S
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Five floors of art! If you like art galleries, you'll love this one. I loved the Edinburgh Alphabet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 529 3993
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition very insightful and enjoyable. Staff was very polite and informative. Nicely curated.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five floors of art! If you like art galleries, you'll love this one. I loved the Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition! Would have liked to spend more time here, but had to catch a train.

Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This place was well used so called in mid afternoon. The cauliflower and blue cheese soup was really tasty. A nice balance between the cauliflower and cheese. The cheese toastie came with a nice coleslaw and balsamic vinegar. BUT I'd ordered cheese and tomato ....the...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

When we visited the City Art Centre they were hosting a dance event including bag pipes and other instruments. From our view on the upper balcony we enjoyed the energetic and occasionally talented locals participating in the dances. The exhibit of Edinburgh from A -...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Spent around two hours in the exhibition which is a collection of items from across Edinburgh Council's various Museums. Paintings to comics with items from the Forth Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing. Oh and a Raleigh Chopper in spanking condition. The Alison Watt painting,...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

While attending a course at Moray House today, 20th May 2017 visited this café for lunch, with one of the other people on the course, who was meeting someone there. I'd been to the Gallery in the past but not been for sometime. I found...More

1  Thank Douglascapital
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I had heard this is really popular. Anyway it's handy. Just outside the train station. So I was surprised at the casual approach of the staff. Not really interested. No obvious customer service. A little pricey too. The toilets were really messy. Paper all over....More

Thank aleays
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I visited again Edinburgh this year as I was loved in town a couple of years ago. I don’t usually post a review unless I am absolutely impressed or mega disappointed, and this time is latter case. We wanted a quick and simple lunch in...More

Thank DEversmann
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This has some space dedicated to rotating displays of the municipal art collection. When I visited this consisted of works on paper from the collection. Nothing seems to be on permanent display. There is also space dedicated to temporary exhibits or festivals. Check their website...More

1  Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited city arts centre as part of science festival - great location child friendly BUT cafe let it down - tables far to close together -if you like cheese you are on a winner as very high came with cheese whether you wanted it or...More

1  Thank Rose-Marie M
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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