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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 624 6200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. Lots of great paintings by famous artists that you can get close to without any fuss. Make sure you find Midsummer Nights Dream by Paton. See Constables Van Goughs Gauguin Landseer Sargent , etc. The list goes on. Fantastic and not much religious...More

Thank Pamsfella
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to see paintings by Scottish artists and weren't disappointed. As well, housed in this excellent museum, European paintings, arranged by era. Good variety. As a Canadian I was particularly intrigued by the 1867 painting of Niagara Falls. 150 years later the Falls looks...More

Thank davidwarner
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 1-2 hours exploring this free museum and its galleries. Some great pieces of art by the masters. If Renaissance religious art if not your favorite, you can always breeze through these rooms.

Thank MKKB217
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with a friend whilst at The Fringe with this picture as a "must do". Was NOT disappointed. Some other interesting pictures too.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Like many of the properties owned by the Scottish National Trust, this one is well-run and well-worth checking out. We went mainly to see the Bonnie Prince Charlie exhibit (10 pounds to see), and were pleasantly surprised that the museum itself has no entry fee!...More

Thank Arlene744
Reviewed 3 days ago

One may expect to see just a modest collection of art when the admission is free. The actual collection is very large and the quality of the art is world class. If you appreciate classical art then you should make it a point to visit...More

Thank Hanan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely building. Great paintings, including Dutch Masters, Landseer, Constable, and an interesting one by Schalken (try to get the BFI DVD 'Schalken the Painter' for a Gothic horror story based on his paintings). Two good shops, where you can buy postcards of paintings, cards and...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 3 days ago

August is not August without a blaze of purple heather covered hills and the Glorious 12th when the grouse shooting starts and we can eat these delicious little birds. The lightly cooked breasts were served to perfection. No visitor to Scotland should leave without having...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Museum during the Festival and enjoyed tremendously the Caravaggio and beyond exhibition Fantastic! most valuable

Thank Elchanan H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Scottish National Gallery appears on the outside to be a small to medium art museum, but looks here are highly deceiving. This is a world class art museum with many great works of art – and it’s free to boot. This review is for...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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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30 March 2015|
Response from NationalGalleries | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for contacting us and for the review. I do not have the ability to amend comments made to our pages but have flag the location change with TripAdvisor so hopefully they can resolve this for you. Many... More