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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 624 6200
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Ranked #17 of 209 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Princes Street and The Mound housing the national collection of fine art.  Entry is free... more »
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my time at the gallery. there were plenty of people enjoying the art as well. The cafe had lots of people enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack too. The art is amazing and you need to spend some time here to appreciate it properly. It is FREE and a great place to take your family or... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Wow - so much to see, some great historical paintings, old in one section and new in the other, well set out, staff were only too happy to offer advice, staff new their stuff. The fact that this is free was even better.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful, exciting, interesting and has really cute stuff in museum shop. Love spending time here.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

its small but still takes time to see everything and it can be tiring. Some rooms a bit dark, gloomy. Overall a great way to see some fantastic works of art and free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

beautiful rooms housed the artwork and easy navigation meant i found everything easily. would recommend a visit to this gem of edinburgh.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Quite a wide collection, including some 'big names' as well as lesser known artists and sculptors; some Scottish and many international artists. Free entry, but there is a charge for some special exhibitions. The layout is simple and generally well signposted, although it is easy to miss the small lift right at the back of the building that takes you... More

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Elburn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

No charge to go into the Gallery and located next to stairs toward Royal Mile. Relax and enjoy the wonderful art

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It's free, always has superb art on show. Impressive buildings with cafe and shops with lovely food and trinkets.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of my time in Edinburgh. Great exhibitions that change constantly and lots of information is available about the pictures on display

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely art gallery off Princes Street, so very easy to find. I love to go here on my visits to Edinburgh. The impressionists gallwry on the first floor is fabulous. I have seen some interesting special exhibitions here too. The restaurant is excellent.

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