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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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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #17 of 207 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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Joinville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A must-see museum for art lovers. My wife and I stumbled upon it on our way somewhere else, very gladly so. Very well-structured, just like all the other museums and galleries in Edinburgh. Just beware, you are allowed to take pictures of most of the paintings and sculptures, but videos are forbidden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was my first time to visit it, it was Amazing and nice, huge inside, with my mum. I would love to go there again.

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Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a great location for the collection, we were in a hurry but saw plenty of famous and not so famous names. I was most excited to see a Rembrandt self portrait, and also a Caravaggio. Upstairs (lovely winding stairs with classical busts watching you ascend) was some beautiful medieval art to compare with the more studied, styled art... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My partner and I spent some time here one afternoon last week on our visit to Edinburgh, and although we were hoping to make it to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (perhaps more so than this gallery) we were very pleased we went. A good deal of the art wasn't to our taste but was well laid-out in... More

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days in Edinburgh doing the basic tourist things and we made the Nation Gallery one of those things. Glad we did! It was very interesting seeing the great works of art like Monet, Picasso Van Gogh and many others.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery is extremely well done -- their collection of medieval and enlightenment art is solid and well presented, and the Scottish collection in its modern basement setting is awesome. I'm no painting connoisseur, but definitely enjoyed an hour or two in the building.

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Buckie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Its probably about 20 years since I last visited the National Gallery and I expect I whizzed round the whole thing in about half an hour then, hardly looking at anything! I didn't know much about art then and I'm hardly an expert now, but having visited quite a few galleries in Europe over the last few years, I was... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our 5 year old son was blown away! Thank you for allowing your gallery to be child friendly. Great exhibition, he has now decided to be an artist

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Some excellent galleries and worth taking the time to spend an afternoon out. Currently there is a WW1 display that is very well thought out

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Nice small galley, it is free admission except part of it, plenty of Scottish history, it worth a visit, it is gonna be a short visit since the gallery is not that big

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