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Visit one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a wealth of imagery encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film. Meet the people who have helped shape the nation’s...more
All reviews beautiful building entrance hall modern portraits annie lennox permanent collection great art worth a visit free entry on display history of scotland couple of hours scones mary queen of scots rainy day princes street portraiture exhibits
This is a gem of a museum. The building and its interior hall are magnificent. Each gallery is full of beautiful are works and objects sorted into various categories. The cafe serves great coffee too and there is a lovely shop.
Visited here a few years ago, lived it just as much this time too. Had afternoon tea in the gallery cafe which was a pre-booked birthday treat. Service was lovely and the food was delicious, from the creamy leek soup to the delicious sandwiches and...More
Probably my second-favourite collection (after Glasgow's Kelvingrove), always discover new treasures, and renew old acquaintances. Rather enjoy walking past the bust of my first year Uni English Lit lecturer. Also learning to appreciate the modern portraits, though some are a challenge. The evolution of the...More
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the portraits were many and varied and we didnt get bored at all which was, I admit, what I had expected. We spent a couple of hours wandering round then visited their excellent restaurant for a lovely lunch. The portions were...More
Wonderful building and easy to find not to far away from Princess Street, arrived at ten and was greeted by a lovely man who opened the door for me. And a lady who showed where to go so I started from the top and worked...More
Stressed out with Christmas shopping? Step in to the Portrait Gallery and I guarantee you'll experience instance calmness. A wonderful building - the entrance hall is sublime, I could sit there all day. Lovely exhibits. Busy wee cafe which serves a nice lunch. It's free...More
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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Excellent selection of scones, sweets, teas and coffee, as well as small sandwiches. I had a strawberry/cream scone and tea in the amazing cafe. Huge windows and a wonderful giftstore right within the cafe area.
Thank you kind people for replying. I posted my question in response to someone's complaining that the NPG was far too far away from everything. I realise now I should have phrased my post quite differently, but thank you... More
Thank you kind people for replying. I posted my question in response to someone's complaining that the NPG was far too far away from everything. I realise now I should have phrased my post quite differently, but thank you all so much for the courtesy of your posts.