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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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$22*
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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
92%
Ranked #18 of 216 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, indeed!, that place (The Scottish National Gallery) in Edinburgh's Mound is such an interesting place no body should ever miss when visiting the beautiful Scottish capital!...one of the city's key sites togethe with the Castle (atop) the St. Giles Kirk, the Holyrood House Palace, Scott's Monument, the new Scottish Parliament, Calton Hill, etc, etc. That's a place to remember.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place, stunning building with amazing exhibits. Give yourself plenty of time to explore all the floors. Don't be in any doubt about whether to go, it's fabulous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

i wanted to see the gallery for the Vermeer painting, but there was a lot more to see. I thought the collection was well laid out and was worth the visit.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We liked the Impressionist section upstairs most of all, though it is not by any means one of the bigger aspects of the gallery. This place is so vast you really ought to pick what section you want to see most and go there first, then spend whatever time is left on the other stuff - otherwise you get lost... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fantastic. Great layout, very interesting, could spend hours there and for all ages. Well worth a visit and it is free!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Brilliant day out for the family. Something for everyone!! Since the refurb theres even more things to do. Id recommend coming for a day of history and just for a great day out :) x

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were told to visit the Scottish Museum and it is like on the film the museum is massive with 4-5 floors full of interesting information and has lots for kids and adults of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Not so big, but with carefully chosen works thoughtfully presented along the most beautiful gallery I've ever seen. The department of Scottish art is quite interesting and definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Inside or out very fine. The cafe/restaurant below and accessed best from the gardens offers good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A superb gallery, which puts many London galleries to shame. Well lit, hung and arranged exhibits in a beautiful setting, and sufficient room to enable easy viewing even during busy times. The separate section of Scottish paintings was delightful and worth the visit alone, but then you find absolute gems like the well known Rembrandt self-portrait, seen in every book... More

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