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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 624 6200
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Reviewed yesterday

This is just a beautiful museum -- not too large, so you never feel overwhelmed -- with some exquisite paintings. Highlights for me included a gorgeous Sargent, Constable's important painting of Salisbury Cathedral, which he considered his favorite "Salisbury", a surprising Vermeer, a magnificent self...More

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Reviewed yesterday

There are 18 rooms of artworks from The Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The pictures are displayed attractively and there is good disabled access. A walk along the Princes Street Gardens leads to the Gallery and the Cafe and Restaurant have lovely views over...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Three of us went to "Beyond Caravaggio". There were lots of great paintings, both from the master and from others who were influenced by him. The accompanying texts were very informative, as was a short video presentation. The exhibit is on only for a few...More

Thank fred_cameron
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoy wandering gently through the various areas. Ask questions - staff are very knowledgible and keen to help.

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting Edinburgh definitely this is a must see attraction, and the good new is that is free of charge. There are not much of famous artists but you will see a few of them.

Thank Sergio_Trips-2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of Scotland's premiere art museums and quite rightly so. The collection on display is extensive but unfortunately for us the sections we wanted to see of Scottish Art, such as the Glasgow Boys and later, was closed for work going on. We...More

Thank Whithorn
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this museum, honestly im not an art lover, but seeing as its free to get in i thought why not. and i was amazed by some of the huge names in there, some beautiful pieces, the gallery itself if a lovely building and...More

Thank harley_echelon_
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in to escape a rainy day and were pleasantly surprised! Not a massive collection but exquisite quality beautifully displayed! The dark jewel colored fabric walls really made the paintings and their rich gold, intricate frames pop! Thoroughly enjoyed our free visit! Nice gift...More

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 4 days ago

As with all civic museums in Scotland this art gallery is free and open 7 days a week. It is centrally located close to the main tourist hotels, bus routes and Waverley station. The gallery is split into 2 sections - one has the standing...More

Thank ajm549
Reviewed 5 days ago

This gallery contains a high quality collection of paintings and sculpture from various times. A recent addition to the museum is the "Monarch of the Glen" by Sir Edwin Landseer. This famous painting alone is worth the visit to the gallery. There is a nice...More

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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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30 March 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