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Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

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Gaze upon the faces of the aristocracy at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where visages from Scotland's nobility are preserved in paint. In fact, all the paintings in the gallery depict Scots. Two portraits of Mary Queen of Scots were painted after her death. The Gothic revival building also houses the Scottish National Photography Collection, which stands in stark contrast to the royal portraiture. Seek out photographs of the slums of Glasgow in the 19th century, which depict the deplorable living conditions of the poor. To visit Scottish National Portrait Gallery on your trip to Edinburgh, use our Edinburgh tourist route planner.
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  • This gallery situated fairly centrally has a large and excellent collection of portraits of famous Scots. In addition it has a really good restaurant. 
  • This museum has a collection that is not very large and with a theme a little limited for my taste, but is located in a fantastic building which must know not only on the outside, that the interior is very nice and interesting
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  • Great place to visit especially in cold or damp weather in the color months. You can easily pass an enjoyable / informative hour or so and it is very central - not far from Princess Street. 
  • If you love Architecture, stop reading and visit this beautiful building. Great lead glass windows and beautiful wall paintings. If you want to know anything about Scotish royals and history, this is one of many place to be!
  • Beautiful building with world-class facilities. Also a special mention to the staff who are unfailingly helpful and well-informed. One of my all time favourite galleries. An easy walk from Princes Street - can't be missed if you are visiting Edinburgh.
  • Beautiful building and very interesting collections, eg of ww1 portraits
  • We had gone in for a wander and the museum is beautiful. We didn't manage to see the whole thing due to elevator maintenance but that was understandable. What we saw was great and can't wait to go back to explore the rest of the gallery.
  • Great, interesting fun for all the family. A great place to learn about history and art.
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