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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

I was very impressed with the art collection at the Scottish National. Firstly, the museum is kind of like the Tardis, it is bigger in the inside than the outside, or at least that was my impression. The museum is free, but a 5 GBP...More

Thank Eduardo G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in to get out of the rain and to my surprise, an amazing gallery. The gallery is free to the public and features Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and other famous artists.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great visit to this great art gallery in the centre of the city where you can spend hours appreciating one of the best collections of fine art in the world. I was impressed by the Two Masterpieces by John Constable and McTaggart of Salisbury Cathedral....More

Thank vuepoint
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth it to visit. I like the engineering area, to see the develop of motorbike, plane and car. There is a cafeteria too.

Thank Eka1280
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Scottish National Gallery is located on The Mound, in a neoclassical building designed by William Henry Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859. The gallery houses the Scottish national collection of fine art, including Scottish and international art from the beginning of...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth a visit. Certainly not as impressive as the galleries in London. Didn't take very long to walk through.

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with the intention solely of seeing the exhibition of William McTaggart and the influence that John Constable seems to have had on his painting. Magnificent setting and very interesting. Would maybe have liked to have seen more than two McTaggart paintings. Carried on around...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful exhibition that was impressive and informative. Easy to negotiate with a film presentation at the start to give a flavour of the art style of the time and an insight into Carravaggio himself and how he started a new fashion in painting.

Thank FionaRB
Reviewed 5 days ago

This exhibition is a must, even if you're not an art gallery regular. The art works leap out of their frames, and you are thrown into the (mostly) Italian world of the renaissance. The realism and attention to detail of the artists let you see...More

Thank glutenfreediner191
Reviewed 5 days ago

One really nice painting by John Singer Sargent (is there a not nice one?) does not a museum make. (I've seen 70 or so in Houston, TX.) Additional impressionist paintings are joined by Scottish painters. Overall effect, frankly, was more dreary and tiring than energizing....More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
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