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National Gallery of Scotland

Overview

The National Gallery of Scotland is situated in the middle of Princes Street and its easy to identify with its grand columned entrance way. It is home to Scotland's greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, and is one of the very finest galleries of its size in the world.

Even if you aren’t an art lover, this Gallery is worth visiting for the sheer opulence of the interiors. Wonderful rich red walls and leather chairs complement the classical paintings in their ornate gold frames.

You don’t have to be knowledgeable about art to find something that you will recognize. There are always some world famous exhibits such as Antonio Canova's statue of the “Three Graces”.

No photography is allowed inside the gallery. They don't want you "casing the joint" for a grand art heist.

Address:

The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Operated by:

National Galleries of Scotland

Opening Hours:

Daily 10am to 5pm. Thursdays until 7pm. New Year’s Day 12pm to 5pm. During the Edinburgh Festival 10am to 6pm (Thursdays 7pm) Closed 25th and 26th December.

Admission:

Free. A charge may be applicable for special exhibitions.

Parking:

Yes

Languages:

English

Accessibility:

Yes, wheelchair access available to most areas.

Toilets:

Yes

Shop:

No

Cafe/Restaurant:

No

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