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Scottish National Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed today

We wandered through the amazing galleries displaying a wide range of paintings and displays. The galleries are mostly free of charge accompanied by discrete pay on entry displays. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Soulman450
Reviewed yesterday

This is in 2 buildings and it is free entry. One of the buildings seems to be a permanent exhibition while the other is a rotating one. They are quite amazing with many major artists on show and the buildings themselves are very attractive. Friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ash666
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All art is subjective and down to individual taste. The exhibitions are always changing and it is nice to see what is being showcased. Always a pilaff of calm & reflection.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Gallery early December, entrance to which was via the Gardens entrance. You currently have to navigate yourself through the Xmas Markets on Princes Street by the main gallery buildings & go down the steps to the revolving doors by the Cafe/Restaurant. Lockers etc...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The art collection hear was a great surprise, the renaissance art collection was top notch and it allow you to appreciate the art without the crazy crowds that can be in other art galleries around Europe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zoe W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great as it was not too big , just perfect for 2 hrs walk enjoying amazing pieces of art, some really spectacular !

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BonaLancs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the top attraction to me... no picture makes justice for the beauty and the intensity of the sculpture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ricardo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite going to Edinburgh a number of times over the years I had never been to the National Gallery before, mainly as I normally only go on business but this time had gone for a short break. I visited the National Gallery to shelter from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Akkers1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WoW what a place to visit the pictures are Stunning & The Staff are Very Friendly it is also a Nice place to take Your Young Children too !! I would go again & again !! it's Very Quiet & Peaceful even when many people...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RSweeneyfromPaisley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for many hours in this gallery and really enjoyed the art work. Many famous paintings and artists. Great cafe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CornwallMole
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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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October 26, 2017|
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Response from Deb12_8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think I saw lockers
March 30, 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for contacting us and for the review. I do not have the ability to amend comments made to our pages but have flag the location change with TripAdvisor so hopefully they can resolve this for you. Many... More