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Scottish National Gallery

Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
Phone Number: 0131 624 6200
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$22*
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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
92%
Ranked #15 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

just a great place to go and relax, especially if it is raining,a wonderful building in a great location

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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely museum - we spent about three hours there and did not see everything. It has something for everyone - individuals, couples or families. There are a wide range of topics covered which will suit most people. A good find!

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Ickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I visit every time I'm in town. As much for the wonderful mix of modern and old building, the brilliant displays and the wonderful collections.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The gallery is large with lots of rooms of well presented art. For me there was too much religious art. The restaurant was worth a visit. We started out here and ordered afternoon tea for one and extra tea. We shared the afternoon tea which was large and included 3 scones!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I haven't visited an art gallery for years but what a great way to remember how wonderful and peaceful they are.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely couple of hours in the Natonal Gallery. Enjoyed the Impressions'ts room best, really amazing Monet and Van Gogh, which made a nice change from the darker rooms of the Dutch & Flemish painters.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Not being an art connoisseur at all I just like to see what the different galleries have in them. Have no idea of the artists names but some are interesting and there are a few from the greats there. I always feel galleries are not to be missed and I'm glad I've seen this one.

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wonderful external architecture. Internally as you would expect from a gallery of this quality - almost transports you in time to a quieter peaceful artistic era. Good selection of artists displayed though I found the random nature of artists work a little difficult to track without a guide...thought that all of one individual artists work might be displayed together. Appreciated... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just keep going back, it's fabulous. And I live here! We've found the cafe too. Can you say more - surely not!

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good range of paintings, excellent restaurant where nothing was too much trouble even when we were only having hot drinks and it was lunchtime. Good access and clean toilets. Well worth a visit.

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