A Museums & Art Galleries in Edinburgh City Centre
In 1950, Prince Albert laid the foundation stone for this neo-Classical building, which sits behind the Royal Scottish Academy at the foot of the Mound. One of the finest small galleries in the world, the National Gallery holds an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures including Raphael\'s Bridgewater Madonna, Constable\'s Oldham Vale and works by Titian, Velazquez, Van Gogh and Gaugin. There is also an excellent collection of Scottish art from the 17th to 19th centuries, including Ramsay, Raeburn and Wilkie.
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 19:00
1 Jan: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 25/26 Dec
Free. Charges sometimes made for major
loaned exhibitions to over 12\'s.
Summer cafe, shop, disabled access.
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Edinburgh City Centre
The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.