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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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Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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some great masters

An excellent art museum laid out very well with paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough, etc. Easy to find whatever you are looking for with plenty of open space so that you are not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend went to this art gallery a visit and tbh I was not that impressed. I would pay it a visit if you are in Edinburgh, but don't go if you are not that fascinated in art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

An excellent art museum laid out very well with paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough, etc. Easy to find whatever you are looking for with plenty of open space so that you are not crowded

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I can spend hours walking around, the peace and quiet makes it a tranquil location for gazing and reflecting on the art work.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Scottish National Gallery located between Old and New Town. Glasgow's Kelvingrove is well-known and seemed as the best museum in Scotland for many, however Scottish National Gallery is underrated next to Kelvingrove. They have Flemish and French art pieces which I was surprised to see. They also have a Bernini statue which was the bonus of our visit. It is... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Just an amazing collection of art. The Impressionist Collection alone is worth a visit. Admission is free. Well worth a visit if you are even vaguely interested in art!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't expect to find such a great collection in this gallery, so we were really surprised to see Leoanardo da Vinci, Raffaello Sanzio and other masters, as well as some other less know artists but equally important, such as Poussin's Seven Sacraments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Spend an hour here, the descriptions are interesting and the paintings are amazing. Get your cultural fix.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It was good to go in and learn about Edingburgh, the show on ground floor is worth sitting and watching

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am an art student and quite keen to oil painting. There are a large number of collection and I found some very famous pieces there as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A lovely visit. Good access lifts to all floors. Friendly helpful staff. Probably not suitable for very young children as there is nothing for them todo. Great for all art lovers. Also a great cafe, good value for money.

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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.