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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 yesterday

We visited with our 11 and 8 year olds. Were approached and asked to join in the guided tour aimed at children - was absolutely fantastic - the children loved it and took it all in and I learnt more in half an hour than...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helen D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been wanting to come back here for years and made it for my 60th Birthday! There are some fabulous paintings to view including my favourite a small Rembrant self portrait and there was also a Turner exhibition on throughout January which was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Francophile37
Reviewed 6 days ago

The gallery is currently undergoing renovation, so it might be a shorter trip than normal if you visit. They still have many paintings that are known and loved, and even the temporarily smaller collection is very much worth the time. The Turner watercolours that are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erin188569
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibition of works by Toulouse Lautrec with the history boards to fill in the gaps throughout his short life, Turner in January a must every year

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrbrownbear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to do and see. Great family day out with young children. We went for a couple of hours and still didn’t manage to get round all the exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlistairA3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new part of the Gallery at the rear is closing for refurbishment. However the Toulouse- Letrec poster exhibition was very very good. Check out what's happening.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VMtravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite not being a big fan of art, we decided to visit the Gallery and see what was on offer. I'm not into art styles that are difficult to interpret - so we decided to pay and see the Pin-Ups display. The art was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mollyjoy1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute treasure of a place and all for an optional donation. Imma frequent visitor and there’s always something different.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LynnM159
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing with some real visual treats. It is free to enter and the staff were knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Globalfriend8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a gallery of such importance the collection was disappointing. Perhaps a handful of arresting pieces only. Much very similar and dull. Not helped that some galleries were closed. Found the gallery guide poorly designed too. Staff were very helpful in some, not all cases....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin K
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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 |
Yes I think I saw lockers
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