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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 #15 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great for an overcast day, you could spend hours in here. The works of art are amazing with different genres signposted and plenty of seats for a rest en route. Clean toilets and lifts to the various floors. Lots of space to walk around & good central location. The 3 Graces are currently in London though.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

National gallery is always worth a visit once you have done the main sights of Edinburgh. Frequently special exibitions are available but the standing collection is always worth seeing. Good eating facilities on sight whether you are visiting the gallery or just hungry.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I really liked the Flemish rooms and the huge number of Titans on display. Very well presented with really excellent wall notes explaining the background. We went twice and still have lots more to see

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Cornwall, England
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific collection of artwork which we thoroughly enjoyed, and deserves more than one visit. Recommend the two new Titians and the Scottish Gallery.

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Hull
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We visited this gallery as we were walking past and decided to go inside. As this was free admission we weren't sure what to expect. However there is a varied display by many famous artists in a large and impressive gallery. Well worth a visit.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We were tempted to skip this attraction, but were talked into it by a friend. We were SO glad we went. This collection has works by many famous artists and was well organized and displayed in pleasant surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Outstanding gallery experience enhanced by free shuttle transport between the locations, including a wonderful driver who gave us the benefit of her local knowledge.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

It's small, it's not flashy, but then suddenly you find a Rembrandt self-portrait, Rev Robert Walker and The Hon Mrs Graham! The side rooms are very attractive.

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Stradbroke, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Enjoyed the wide variety of art on display and had a good break in the cafe. Stunning building - already planning to return.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great place - fabulous quality food - well mannered staff. A great place to stop for decent food whether you are visiting the art gallery or just popping in to meet friends. The gallery shop is great for quirky presents too.

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