Scottish National Gallery

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  • Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom, EH2 2EL
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1316246200
  • Ticket Price: 16 GBP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Art Dealers And Galleries

Scottish National Gallery - Review

Located at the central Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery boasts a huge collection of Art and artefacts of Scotland.

Built on The Mound on Princes Street, it’s close to Hard Rock Cafe, so you know where to go for a quick bite.

The lovely building opened up for the general public in 1859 and was developed by William Henry. Over twenty six thousand items are exhibited here, ranging from the Renaissance era up to the nineteenth century, including masterpieces from Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, El Greco and Paul Gauguin. This collection makes it probably the most viewed landmarks in the UK.

Scottish National Gallery Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on occasion.

How To reach Scottish National Gallery by Public Transport

  • The Mound

Restaurants Near Scottish National Gallery

  • Sandyford House
  • The Cooper Bar
  • Pizzicato Restaurant

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  • Scottish National Gallery Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom, EH2 2EL
  • Scottish National Gallery Contact Number: +44-1316246200
  • Scottish National Gallery Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Scottish National Gallery Price: 16 GBP
  • Time required to visit Scottish National Gallery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the pieces curated here. There's a full range of the usual historically famous artists and a bunch of Scottish work as well. The museum itself is not large with only about 10 octagon rooms on the first floor. The room shape really affects the experience as people flow around in arcs or simply stand in the center and rotate around to view all the pieces.

  • What a pretty picture Gallery experience it was. Such a lovely picture Gallery at the heart of Edinburgh. Scottish National Picture gallery can be accessed in less than 10 minutes walking distance from the Waverly Train station. The Gallery has lots and lots of paintings which belongs to number of periods / decades. A nicely maintained and colorful picture gallery . If you carry a backpack you will get asked to take your backpack to your hands. So don't get offended 😉. I recommend this place to anyone who loves pictures . Thanks.

  • Definitely worth a visit when in Edinburgh. Allow a couple of hours. Free admission although donations welcome. Good range of pictures. There are inexpensive lockers downstairs, only for use when you are in the gallery. They make it a good stop on the way to catch a train at Waverley station a short walk away. Bistro and restaurant served good fare but were a bit chilly on a cold March day.

  • You don't need to be a fan of art or have the knowledge about the importance of many artists which you can find inside, to feel amazed. Everything is original and it looks like you have a window to see how was the life around the years 1400, 1500. The painters were brilliant and their paintings, most oil in canvas, look so real. And it's all for free. Why not go in there? For me was the best place in Edinburgh!

  • Wonderful paintings and busts. Love the stained glass windows. The architecture is amazing. Great place to hang out for a couple of hours.

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