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Scottish National Gallery

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Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Art Museums, Museums
As featured in 3 Days in Edinburgh and 2 other guides
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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 624 6200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Love the view from the gallery cafe

Enjoyed the Turner exhibition, love the shop and cafe. All the regular exhibitions are stunning. It is a place to escape a d set in princes Street gardens is perfect

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the Turner exhibition, love the shop and cafe. All the regular exhibitions are stunning. It is a place to escape a d set in princes Street gardens is perfect

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Torquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Not really being an art expert I went into the gallery to shelter from the snow. I was amazed by the fantastic art and especially the special January Turner exhibition. It really was an eye opener. The staff were great and very helpful. It is free entry but there are donations asked for of £5 which I thought was well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Made a special trip from London to see the "January only" exhibition of Turner watercolours. It is true, the preservation of the colours is amazing. But the labels are well below eye-height so difficult to read and causing crowding. And don't expect a large number of paintings either. But they do have a Rembrandt self portrait in an adjacent room.

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Lonescot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Bonus - this is free and what wonderful painting there were to view - a whole room of Scottish art. Great cafe and shop with pleasant staff. Lifts to all floors.

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Corby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A visit here is always a joy and the Turner in January exhibit came as a great surprise and a delight. The new cafe and restaurant add to the value of a visit and the staff in the shop were most helpful and pleasant. A jewel in Edinburgh's crown.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is an art museum with a deep and stunning collection. The decor of the galleries is classic, fabric covered walls, lovely comfy sofas in several of the rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was very good I went there with my mother, we saw it all. But we expected it to have a little more art pieces. Like for being the National Gallery. But in general is a good place to visit, since it is not so big you can see it all in good time. Not overly crowded. If you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This Gallery is exquisite and the pictures very well shown off with lots of room to stand back and admire. Interesting notes beside each picture and a super peaceful place to visit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I really did enjoy this museum, lots of paintings from famous painters and quite a nice building, plus, it is free admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A good collection of Turners works ,interesting to see the different styles he used over the years this exhibition is free till the end of January so time is running out .I thought it was well laid out with good descriptions . Obviously very popular with the public I think if it had been exhibited in the spring there would... More 

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