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Scottish National Gallery

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

We make a point of visiting this gallery everytime we go to the city. It has free entry except to visiting exhibitions, has a good atmosphere and despite the large number of visitors, never appears to be crowded. Well worth the visit.

Thank Hedric55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a few hours until my apartment was cleaned, so I headed towards the Mound and there was this beautiful museum. Why not? It was free and very peaceful for a weary traveler that just arrived from London. The museum has everything an art...More

Thank djrandall9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even my husband who isn't into art liked this place. The highlights include some Van Goghs, Seurat, Van Dycks and an amazing Scottish still life in the Dutch fashion. Highly approachable museum.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely gallery which I regularly visit when in Edinburgh. It is free to enter and has a good range of paintings across many centuries by both native and overseas artists. It is a very relaxing gallery and easy to get around without...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered inside for a few minutes and spent an hour. Small and accessible with a nice survey of U.K. and world masters - impressionists, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt and on and on... why go to Edinburgh and not make a visit to this fine museum?!

Thank JohnofTemecula
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth seeing, lots of paintings by Scottish artists. Had some beautiful pieces that are worth seeing.

Thank t0masmarshall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before and always enjoy seeing so many wonderful paintings in this collection. A lovely old building. A must see in Edinburgh.

Thank Auly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First-class collection, of interest for both Scottish and general tastes. Strongest in painting, but there is some sculpture and prints.

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to pay for the special exhibitions, but the permanent gallery has many good pictures of all different periods, so there is something for everyone. There is a cafe and a shop.

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monarch of The Glen is worth the visit to the Scottish National Gallery on its own! A beautiful walk through the Prince Street Gardens, with free admission to the standard exhibition - absolutely worth a visit.

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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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