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Scottish National Gallery

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The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely gallery which I regularly visit when in Edinburgh. It is free to enter and has a good range of paintings across many centuries by both native and overseas artists. It is a very relaxing gallery and easy to get around without...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wandered inside for a few minutes and spent an hour. Small and accessible with a nice survey of U.K. and world masters - impressionists, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt and on and on... why go to Edinburgh and not make a visit to this fine museum?!

Thank JohnofTemecula
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth seeing, lots of paintings by Scottish artists. Had some beautiful pieces that are worth seeing.

Thank t0masmarshall
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here before and always enjoy seeing so many wonderful paintings in this collection. A lovely old building. A must see in Edinburgh.

Thank Auly
Reviewed 2 days ago

First-class collection, of interest for both Scottish and general tastes. Strongest in painting, but there is some sculpture and prints.

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to pay for the special exhibitions, but the permanent gallery has many good pictures of all different periods, so there is something for everyone. There is a cafe and a shop.

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Monarch of The Glen is worth the visit to the Scottish National Gallery on its own! A beautiful walk through the Prince Street Gardens, with free admission to the standard exhibition - absolutely worth a visit.

Thank abuckingham2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Free to get in, great place to go when is wet in windy in Edinburgh! I come here for my afternoon walk all the time.

Thank Taste_buggs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Scottish National Gallery during a downpour to stay dry but it ended up being the highlight of the day. Excellent artwork and easy to navigate floorplan made for a wonderful hour. The portrait of Lady Agnew by John Singer Sergeant is exceptional. The...More

Thank Fritz405
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like art and history - a must visit. There are two part - one is free, the other not. Lovely.

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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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Response from Deb12_8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think I saw lockers
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