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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 #17 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really worth a visit, the Middle Age to 19th century paintings are of good quality, from world famous painters (Rubens, Poussin, Van Gogh, Boucher, etc...)

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Tetbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Whilst I love the national galleries this one was a little tame and very busy so overall not what I would expect compared to some of the others I have visited. This gallery seemed to have little in it except people. Shame as beautiful building, maybe next time more to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We came in out of the rain and stayed for 3 hours, then came back the next week to finish it off! It's a very good gallery with a well curated collection.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Felt over joyed and grateful when realized I was witnessing a Leonardo da Vinci oil portait! Disappointed there was only one to view. Learned of many many other famous Italian artist like Raffael. Amazed at huge size of paintings. Saw Rembrandt, Pouliss. They were correct in advertising immense Scottish paintings. Excellent rainy day activity,all on same floor.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a very interesting couple of hours viewing the art and exhibits in the Scottish National Gallery. Well worth a visit.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Yes it is nice and worth seeing if you have seen everything else.I liked it but was not bowled over.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the museum and noticed the Vermeer of Christ with Mary and Martha this time. There was an exhibit of Titians and other Venetians but my favourite area was a gallery of Scottish Masters. Some hauntingly beautiful portraits of women, plus my favourite painting of a little Dandy Dinmont Terrier sitting next to the large rat it has hunted!

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited this gallery as it was free and we are students on a budget. We were not disappointed as it had a lovely selection of renaissance and rococo art work. It also has some works by famous artists that everyone has heard of such as van gough and degas, so it's worth a visit for that. If spotting ugly renaisance... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Loved this gallery. It has some great and impressive paintings from different epochs and it's definitely worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

loved the building itself. all the masterpieces were housed in this very grand architectural masterpiece. loved the permanent collection. Beautiful natural light abounds, bonus: non flash photography permitted. Two hours went by so quickly. Will definitely make it a pilgrimage every time I come to visit Edinburgh.

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