Scottish National Portrait Gallery
216 locals recommend ·
About this place
Part of the National Galleries of Scotland and home to the collection of Scottish portraits and the National Photography Collection. Reopening in December 2011 after a major refurbishment.
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It is a unique Art Gallery, near the centre of town, which displays the best of Scottish Portraits on 3 floors. It is free entry and has a good cafe.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a beautiful red sandstone building on Queen Street housing regular exhibitions and events.
It's free, has great exhibits, and the architecture of the building is incredible.
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“You can see from the window or you can climb it. 15 minutes walking from the flat to the bottom of the hill. Another 30 mins to the top. Unmissable.”
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“This building is a mixture of old and new architecture. A great way to spend the afternoon with existing and visiting exhibitions. Don't forget to look up the ceiling is a sight for sore eyes. ”
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“Great place to unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of beautiful colourful flowers, plants and trees from all over the world. Free entry cafe and restaurant on site also.”
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“This is a must if you are coming to Edinburgh you have to visit the Edinburgh castle and get lost in the views & scenery of how beautiful it is. ”
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