"NATIONAL GALLERY" National Gallery of Scotland Tip by hevbell

National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh: 37 reviews and 73 photos

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by hevbell

On my last visit to Edinburgh my evening plans fell through at the last minute but I was saved from having to just head home early by it being a Thursday & therefore late opening night at the National Gallery :) It was somewhere I hadn't been yet and seemed a good idea to check it out!

Its one of the two large stone buildings on the mound, the other being the Royal Academy. Although separate buildings a new "link" and entrance has been built below the two and is accessed from Princes Street Gardens, on the Waverley side of the buildings. This allows access to both buildings without going outside and also contains a restaurant [of course!], lecture theatre , education centre and IT gallery.

Admission to the permanent collection is free and it includes works by many of the Impressionists, Rembrandt, Rubens, Botticelli and also Scottish artists such as Ramsay, Raeburn and Wilkie. Definitely worth seeing!

A bus runs between this location and the other city art galleries - the National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Ayr and Dean Gallery

Address: the Mound
Phone: +00 44 (0)131 624 6200
Website: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/introduction-114?gclid=CLnNjfml2cMCFYfKtAodvGkACg

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  • Written Oct 9, 2005
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