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Scottish National Gallery

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Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
As featured in 3 Days in Edinburgh and 2 other guides
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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 624 6200
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Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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History of Art

The gallery is organised into times and areas, which is useful, some famous artists and some more traditional Scottish Artists, and whist i am no expert, there were some really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The gallery is organised into times and areas, which is useful, some famous artists and some more traditional Scottish Artists, and whist i am no expert, there were some really special paintings on show at the time we visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

a lot of artifacts were displayed in all fields, which provide a general picture about the developing time of Scostland. suitable for tourist and children

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A well structured gallery with some fantastic paintings. I'm not an art lover but enjoyed this place. Very nice gift shop and restaurant

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scottie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's incredible how many portraits you recognise (from I don't know where ), but there they are on the walls, old friends. Then there are the galleries of utterly unknown (to me) paintings that can impress even more, to become new friends. This is such a comfortable museum to visit, well laid out and easy to navigate, it feels approachable... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to get about, really good collection with some stars. The Scottish section was very interesting. Good restaurant with nice view onto Princes St Gardens

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Perhaps not one of the worlds greatest galleries but very approachable. Lots of interesting works (especially Scottish of course) Some nice Titians. Summer exhibitions maybe not always top notch but reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the architecture of the building. The exhibition on Scotland's involvement in the First World War was well put together and very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant art gallery - I spent two hours here and saw only a small part of the collection. The main floor is a chronological survey of the last 800 years of Western Art, with plenty of familiar names - Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Velazquez, Vermeer, Rubens, Rembrandt. Particularly impressive is the room devoted to Poussin's Seven Sacraments.... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A large collection of paintings, with a fine range of European paintings and a large section of Scottish art. There is also an Impressionist gallery. Allow at least 2 hours to view even if you are not an enthusiast of art. You will be impressed with the range of artists and subjects on offer, particularly grand scale biblical scenes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Not having much gallery experience this was time well spend 1 1/2 hour of pure inspiration and reflection in a setting of a stunning architecture.

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