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Scottish National Gallery

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The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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All reviews van gogh art lovers old masters famous artists great art beautiful paintings nice collection da vinci permanent collection works of art free admission on display worth a visit princes street gardens rainy day couple of hours few hours
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a privilege to visit this gallery. It is very accessible throughout and the lifts make it easier with a wheelchair. Small enough to visit in an hour or two but still feel as though you have had a good "dose" of art.

Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit as it houses an amazing collection of works. The two buildings are linked by a bigger space in the basement, so it is actually a lot bigger than it looks.

Thank 941pt
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a long overnight international flight we arrived in Edinburgh 7:30 AM, hotel room not available until 3PM & we're hungry! Long walk along Prince3s St. when we discovered not only was the Scottish National Gallery open, but this incredible treasure had a cafe where...More

Thank sandrafarnham
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked into the Gallery to visit the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition which was excellent. Not sure how long it will be there but very well done. Extra charge to see it. We had lunch at the cafe and it was very good--Cullen Skink, Chicken salad,...More

Thank susan r
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Scottish National Gallery is a lovely place in which to spend some of your time. We went there on a rainy day, just to have a look and were surprised to see how great it was! This was on our second day of our...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really easy to access, and thoroughly interesting, take some time out and experience this great facility

Thank mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent galley with some amazing art. Only partially open at present a being renovated. I can't wait to see the finished article.

Thank IanJ207
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family of varying age members, this was a great day out. The exhibitions were very well thought out and displayed. The building itself is a sight to behold and very grand. Each member of our family found their favourite exhibit/artwork and this caused...More

Thank Picturesofu
Reviewed 1 week ago

easily walked around in an hour or two - or you can stay for a whole day and properly absorb some of the finest art Scotland has to offer. Just enjoy.

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is an artist. She wanted to see the Impressionists which I admit was a lot smaller part of the collection than we had expected. Still, there was some absolutely fabulous art. And the scale of some of the pieces was mind boggling.

Thank 1115RC
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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
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Response from Deb12_8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think I saw lockers
March 30, 2015|
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