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“BP Portraits” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Ranked #23 of 339 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a wealth of imagery encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film. Meet the people who have helped shape the nation’s identity at home and abroad from Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.. See this outstanding national Collection in its newly refurbished 19th century home, from the suite of grand, top-lit galleries to smaller, intimate rooms, and discover the new Photography Gallery and the atmospheric Victorian Library. Round off your trip to the Portrait Gallery with a visit to our new café. Serving a delicious menu of fresh dishes and classic recipes, our team are passionate about sourcing the very best local ingredients and seasonal produce. A great place for lunch or even just a coffee break, our family-friendly venue is one of the best cafes in Edinburgh. Admission is free. Charges may apply for special exhibitions.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“BP Portraits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

fantastic building, cafe and loos. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the BP portrait awards and photographic expo

Visited November 2012
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“numerous fine paintings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

collection of a few well known artist.easy access,The gift shop had many exclusive items.you could take a break and visit the cafe which offered simple home made baked items.

Visited November 2012
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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“Excellet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stop by and just meander through the galleries. When I visited they were showing the BP National Portrate Awards which really showcased some extraordinary talent very helpful staff, no photography but free lockers to the left as you enter the main building.

Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Must go again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I went with a large family. I would have preferred to dawdle more; I must go again - maybe alone. Excellent cafe within.

Visited June 2012
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“At Last I visted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Very nice after recent refurbishment but was a little put off by the "kiddy friendly" touches. Quite a few wandering about with moustache.

Visited November 2012
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