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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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“van gogh” (140 reviews)
“art lovers” (74 reviews)
“old masters” (62 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Very good place to visit especially if wet day. Lots of amazing art and good coffee and gift shops-well worth a visit

Thank 492linda
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gallery is split up into many different sections and there is plenty of sculpture's and paintings to view. Take you time and also a few photo's to remind yourself of your day in the city.

Thank BishopWm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a very nice museum, they have a few masterpieces by Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Monet. Not as big as the Louvre or the Vatican Museum, you can view pretty much everything in a couple of hours.

Thank James R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is quite nice. It's on the smaller side, but the art displayed encompasses different styles and periods, without seeming like you only seeing what they were able to acquire. The Caravaggio exhibit was extremely good.

1  Thank Kayelle317
Reviewed 3 days ago

For anyone interested in fine art, this is the place to go. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the buildings themselves and the interior rooms. The artwork itself is astounding, as it includes a da Vinci, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Monet, several Rembrandts, and...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have much expectations and were pleasantly surprised to see so many very high quality masterpieces by Rembrand, El Greco, Da Vinci, and Van Gogh.

Thank wwtravelerBoston_MA
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love traveling Europe and seeing the artwork of the once famous. This one had all the usual suspects (van gogh, raphael, monet, Di Vinci) and all for FREE.

Thank Chad L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The collection is quite ecclectic and has a few lovely suprises including the original "Monarch in the Glen", the stag that is one of the emblems of Scotland. There is a nice restaurant that also has outdoor seating. Princess Street gardens surround the gallery.

Thank W V
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was astounded by the number of famous artists collected in this free gallery (they accept donations). Not overly large, we moved slowly through it nonetheless because of the density of treasures. Not to be missed. The cafe is very comfortable and the food excellent...More

Thank marafromnowhere
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite interesting selection of paintings.Though it cannot compete with other famous international galleries, it does offer a respectable range of paintings. The building and the settting, with the glass roof above and the natural light coming in, were adding to the experience. Entrance is free,...More

Thank NikosHourvou
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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Apologies, I wrote Scot National PORTRAIT gallery as Scot National Gallery, any chance of a correction?
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