Fodor's Expert Review Scottish National Gallery

New Town Museum/Gallery
Free Fodor's Choice

Opened to the public in 1859, the Scottish 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 gallery also has an information center, gift shop, and the excellent Scottish Cafe and Restaurant.

You can also hop on a free bus (£1 donation requested) from here to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which has paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, and André Derain, among others.

Museum/Gallery Free Flight Centre Fodor's Choice Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

The Mound
Edinburgh, Edinburgh  EH2 2EL, Scotland

0131-624–6200

www.nationalgalleries.org

What’s Nearby

Find a Hotel

Around the Web