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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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All the great painters exhibit their work here..another slice of history from this incredible country. Great location and a good atmosphere with great, friendly staff. A must see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Not much to like too many shops and eateries. However the architecture like the rest of Edinburgh is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

All the great painters exhibit their work here..another slice of history from this incredible country. Great location and a good atmosphere with great, friendly staff. A must see attraction.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We visited twice as we were very close to closing time on the first visit (unknowlingly). As a free attraction (donations are welcome though, of which we gave one) it is very well maintained and there are plenty of exhibitions to see. Clean and modern in a lovely old building with lovely features. Staff are friendly and you can take... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The three National Galleries: National Gallery of Scotland on The Mound, The Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, are all amazing institutions and well worth the visit. They have phenomenal collections and a bit of something for everyone. You could easily spend half a day wandering through the rooms and admiring the works on display. All... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Scottish National Gallery is located on Princes Street in Edinburgh. It's just a short walk from Waverley Station in front of the castle. Although I visit Edinburgh regularly I hadn't been the gallery for years until this week. The gallery is actually two buildings. The first, nearest the road, holds exhibitions which change regularly. These often have a small... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A friend and I spent some time here on a Saturday afternoon. Although it's free of charge and you would expect it to be crowded at weekends, it was easy to get a good view of the works of art. There is such a range of works, including Turner, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas and Van Gogh, that you are sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Van Gogh and monet for free!! Amazing gallery. I cant think of anywhere else in the world where you can get to see van Gogh for free. Do yourself a favour. Just go!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Didn't know v this was here, but a very pleasant surprise. Had time to kill and ran into this. Very well displayed with a large amount of paintings displayed.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely gallery that ticks all the right boxes when visiting an establishment like this. Only sad it was a rushed visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I could sit there all day to watch the world go by but there are virtually NO seats But, the Pipers were the real deal Great Scots Ambassadors.

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Additional Information about Scottish National Gallery

Address: Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 624 6200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.