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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 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to go one Sunday afternoon, I was taken aback by how busy the gallery was but it just stood testament to the quality of the art being displayed. It’s not too crowded that you feel overwhelmed either, we attended when there was a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The work displayed was full of grandeur, sensuous richness, drama, vitality, movement, tension, emotional exuberance, and had a tendency to blur distinctions between the various arts. As a modern art fan I could still appreciate the finer details in the work - I can only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thundergirl87
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we visited here there was a lot of renovation work going on around the outside of the building, so whether that had meant part of the collection had been moved out I'm not sure, however we found it a disappointing collection and our visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank maisymeg
Reviewed 5 days ago

In beautiful buildings this gallery offers such a good choice of interest. The permanent display was as good as ever, but it was interesting to see their temporary exhibition. We also heard of their minibus that we could use to get to the Modern Art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PatT373
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive building and artwork to match! A fleeting visit due to our lack of expertise in the area, but overall very enjoyable considering the price of entry is free!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jmalam97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the flow of this gallery, all peices are sectioned in an open planned, separate space crescent in about 12 seperate spaces on the main floor, then a few more upstairs. We did about half the gallery in an hour+, stopped for a tasty cuppa...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charleybobs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so fortunate to visit on my first day in Edinburgh. It was the last day of the Rembrandt exhibition and I stood with tears in my eyes at the beauty of the paintings. There was and is of course so much more than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GigiOrlFl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gallery is surprisingly small but hosts some really lovely works. You can walk the whole thing in under 2 hours - even quicker if you're pressed for time. Highly recommend stopping in though, as there's an emphasis on Scottish artists and it's gorgeous inside.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sarahb3n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery contains an excellent selection of European art over the centuries with the emphasis on Scottish artists. I think there are some amazing works here, all a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of the modern city. The staff are friendly and helpful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CulturvultureLeeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 hours here and loved it! The collection is small enough that you can spend time with each painting and not get overwhelmed with the quantity like you do at the Louvre or the British galleries. This museum has a great sampling of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 |
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