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Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

National Gallery of Scotland

  • The Mound Map It
  • New Town
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/11/2013

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Opened to the public in 1859, the National Gallery presents a wide selection of paintings from the Renaissance to the postimpressionist period within a grand neoclassical building. Most famous are the old-master paintings bequeathed by the Duke of Sutherland, including Titian's Three Ages of Man. Many masters are here; works by Velázquez, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Poussin, Turner, Degas, Monet, and Van Gogh, among others, complement a fine collection of Scottish art, including Sir Henry Raeburn's Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch and other works by Ramsay, Raeburn, and Wilkie. The Weston Link connects the National Gallery of Scotland to the Royal Scottish Academy and includes a restaurant, bar, café, shop, and information center.

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The Mound, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Fri.–Wed. 10–5, Thurs. 10–7

Updated 10/11/2013


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