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“Fabulous and Free!”

Scottish National Gallery
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US$40.10*
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Ranked #23 of 402 things to do in Edinburgh
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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“Fabulous and Free!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I love free attractions, especially when its museums. I arrived in Edinburgh after a very early flight, and I wanted something relaxing to do after checking in to my hostel. The National Gallery was not a far walk, the admission was free so I figured, 'why not?'. I ended up spending a couple of hours there, just wandering around, looking at the art and having a great time.

Visited July 2014
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“Stunning collection ”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

A wonderfully curated collection which depicts multiple areas of history. The Scottish theme is held throughout and the library is spectacular, this is an inspiring place to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great for a rainy day - you could spend ages”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

There is a lot to see here and it's a great free attraction. It can be very busy, especially at the weekend.

Visited May 2014
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Raymond Terrace, Australia
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“Great gallery”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We liked this gallery as it was of good size with lots of interesting Art. The Rev Walker skating painting was excellent.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful free art gallery”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

While visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe and Festival it happened to rain one day so we decided to visit the free gallery on Princess Street.
Considering it is free you do not expect to find the quality of art on display in this lovely old building on Edinburgh's main thoroughfare.
Not being art experts we were held captive by the paintings and the hours quickly passed and had a most pleasant afternoon, also there is a wonderful cafe underneath.

Visited August 2014
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