Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a must see for all art enthusiasts. This Gallery offers each visitor a unique opportunity to get to know some of Scotland’s greatest achievers through a visual history of the country. The history is told through the hundreds of portraits on show in the Gallery and show images of the great Scots who have spread their influence throughout the world including royals, poets, philosophers and heroes as well as some of the more unsavory characters of Scotland’s past including rebels and villains.
The Gallery can boast as being the first purpose built portrait gallery in the world and is visited by more than 200,000 visitors each year eager to gain an glimpse into the lives of some of Scotland’s most famous people. There is a mix of special and permanent exhibitions on at all times so make sure you take the time to go and fully appreciate it.
Address: 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 131 624 6200
Open hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm