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Scottish National Gallery

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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
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Beautiful architecture that presents a classical look at Scottish , and international art. Set in the heart of the city, and a stones throw from the cultural delights and scenery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture that presents a classical look at Scottish , and international art. Set in the heart of the city, and a stones throw from the cultural delights and scenery that makes Edinburgh a fantastic tourist destination.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery of Scotland is the oldest of the Galleries within the city. It houses a vast array of European paintings and sculpture covering the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism periods. Some of the famous works of art on display include: El Greco's Fábula, Botticelli's Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child. Entrance is free, but some exhibitions carry a charge. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Brilliant gallery, got off to a great start by talking the the wise, attentive, beautiful & very knowledgeable lady steward in the foyer. Clear guidance of the rooms and floors and many of the key paintings meant we had a very enjoyable and fulfilling time at the National. Great pieces of art including a rare gathering of the second series... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have wanted to go here for some time and I was not disappointed. There were some very fine paintings and other artefacts. Give yourself at least two hours to really do the place justice. It may not seem very large but there is so much to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I liked the gallery itself and enjoyed seeing a lot of the paintings, and there is definitely a lot to see! I wasn't overwhelmed by it though, although I must admit I'm not a huge fan of art so the gallery wasn't something I was hugely interested in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

More than a place for a rainy day, the paintings are well displayed and worth spending time to study. Generally not crowded was my impression so there is no need to rush through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There's lots of art and sculptures. Every floor has slightly different decor. Not modern but if you know your art, this will excite you!

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely gallery. Has different sections within the gallery. Very easy to locate the different sections as posted within the gallery.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

David Bailey must be one of the top photographers of all time. This particular exhibition has everyone's favourite icons taken in various guises and poses. It makes for a fantastic viewing and brings back so many great memories of times gone by. many thanks for bringing this to Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the Bailey's Stardust Exhibition, absolutey fantastic to see David Bailey's work over the years. Well 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 the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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