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Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“van gogh” (156 reviews)
“art lovers” (79 reviews)
“old masters” (73 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 today via mobile

I left after being harassed about having a back pack, which wasn't as big as some of the other back packs I had seen some other visitors wearing. I put my back pack over one shoulder under one arm and was told to take it...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This gallery has a first class collection a must for every art lover, coupled with well stocked, reasonably priced gift shop, snack bar and restaurant. Lovely atmosphere and plenty of places to rest you legs for a while.

Thank SuzyJan01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Right in the centre of Edinburgh. Full of fantastic old masters set out amazingly. Great place to escape into, then use the restaurant downstairs

Thank loiriston
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is worth visiting and having at least 1-2 hours to view the paintings. There is no fee for entry and the building is beautiful with the paintings exhibited to their very best. We really enjoyed this visit and in particular the Constable paintings and...More

Thank JEGCoArmagh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I like the gallery as it’s amazing to see the large pictures and the detail that has been done by these amazing artists. It’s such an huge building that houses these pictures that must have take years to paint are here for us to see....More

Thank Balwinder G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that this is a small and free museum. They still managed to have some wonderful pieces and I would have truly enjoyed them if the lighting was not so terrible. I am not a museum novice, and I can say that I never...More

Thank NYCJuly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful paintings at the gallery. There is no charge to tour the gallery. However, a donation is suggested.

Thank FabulousKathy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible opportunity to see great works of art. Amazing large paintings that one cannot help but be moved by them. Beautiful setting and amazing collection.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We should be really grateful to have a chance to see the masterpieces for free!! Especially I loved watching ‘the Ladies Waldegrave’ by J.Reynolds and T.Gainsborough ‘the Portrait of mrs. Graham’. Small children and pupil are privileged as always - I saw them having a...More

Thank polshkonda
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some world class pictures here from some of the most famous artists in history. Rembrandt, Leonardo, Manet, Gaugin and lots more beside. It is not so big that it is overwhelming, probably a couple of hours or so will do it, and it's...More

Thank Jeff1903
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
31 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