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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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All reviews van gogh art lovers old masters famous artists great art nice collection beautiful paintings da vinci permanent collection works of art on display free admission worth a visit princes street gardens rainy day couple of hours few hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gallery is relatively small, so it’s possible to see everything in a morning or afternoon, which is quite nice. It covers a broad span in history but focuses on Scottish artists towards the end, which is a nice way to learn about culture and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Certainly worth a quick visit to see this small collection, which is easily walked round in 45 minutes. Some great Rafael's, interesting Impressionists and a number of more classic views which cast light on Scottish society in the 18th and 19th century

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I try to visit the gallery every time I am in Edinburgh and each time I find something different and special. This time was no different. Although an extension is underway, the main gallery rooms are as lovely as ever. A real treat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jt1945
Reviewed 5 days ago

Two couples, we dodged the plainly miserable Scottish March weather to sample the Scottish National Gallery - it was well worth the effort. Two floors of quite exquisite art awaited us, typically the nearest to the door is the oldest and/or the most Biblical. Upstairs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited when half of building was closed, some fairly major renovations going on. Still enjoyed seeing huge variety of paintings, including my favourite abstract paintings, in beautiful building. Carry your handbag, lady attendant not keen on shoulder bags.

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

Had a short time to visit, so was limited to free area. While there is a huge amount of construction happening, was amazed by the permanent collection. Hope to return after the renovations

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery has a range of artwork and is set in a chronological order. With free admission, it’s worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rubiek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I finally got to see "in person" Jacob Wrestling the Angel plus other Impressionists and some wonderful Scottish painters I did not know. What a treat! Loved the frame too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan1013021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located in central Edinburgh and the building is designed in a neoclassical style resembling an ancient Greek temple. The collection of art covers the Renaissance to 20th century from Scottish to international...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kgv2828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting and varied selection of art with well-written information panels. Of particular interest were the 7 Poussin sacraments. Look forward to seeing the fully restored gallery on next visit.

Date of experience: February 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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