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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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  • Excellent59%
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  • Average7%
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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 4 days ago

An excellent gallery and free too. Wonderful building full of wonderful paintings and well worth a visit.

Thank roger_fielding
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very small in compared to National Gallery in London but if you like the art, you like this place. I like the impressionism.. I advise you

Thank easyboy77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably 30 years since I was last here. Quite compact easy to get round. Rule about not carrying a backpack slightly off putting. A cloakroom to leave your bag would be a good option. Enjoyed the Turners, Rembrandt and Altar screens.

Thank islemartin1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love all the amazing artwork, you need a couple of hours to appreciate it. The cafe is great, with lots of gluten free choice and lactose free too. I love the atmosphere and the views from the cafe over the gardens is great.

Thank mary m
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful collection! take care not to miss some of the best bits which are located in a couple of upstairs areas accessed by different staircases. When you've completed your visit here take the free bus to the modern art gallery which is a bit...More

1  Thank Dawnchorus3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Academy Building which was displaying Turner in January. Different rules in the Academy as no photographs are allowed as many of the paintings on display the artists are still alive and copyright seems to be the reason. However, in the main gallery...More

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both loved the paintings and the rooms. They were ready for people . I lived it. I can't get over your museums are free! I loved it

1  Thank mumjeannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully presented collection of outstanding works of art that deserve at least a couple of hours to appreciate. Free entrance although donations invited.

Thank hampshirelass552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this gallery's impressiveness depends upon the type of art and/or artists you are interested in seeing. There is no comparison to the Met in NY or the Louvre, but is has a collection of British and European artists. Admission is free and there...More

1  Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here solo and then with a friend. Loved the gothic collection. Great to have a free exhibition that allowed photos to be taken (make sure you donate so that these things remain available!) really liked this gallery.

Thank Oona O
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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27 October 2017|
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Response from Deb12_8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think I saw lockers
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