"National Gallery of Scotland" Scotland Things to Do Tip by 807Wheaton

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Situated in the heart of of Edinburgh on The Mound, The Gallery houses the national collections of European and Scottish art. c. 1300-1900. I loved the architectural and decorative scheme for the main ground-floor galleries. This reflects the original plans of the designer, William Playfair. The rooms are octagon in shape, and move easily from one gallery to the next.
The walls in the rooms are claret-colored and the floors are green carpeting, with oak-grained cornices. The artists represented range from Nicolas Poussin, Tintoretto, Claude Lorrain, to Rembrandt, Reynolds and Gainsboro, as well as French Impressionists and Scottish artists.
I really felt this was an outstanding art museum and would definitely recommend a visit here if at all possible.

Address: In the heart of Edinburgh
Directions: Located to the south of the middle of Princes Street.
Open year round.

Website: http://www.aboutscotland.com/edin/artngs.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 29, 2005
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