Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Top 1% of attractions in Edinburgh
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“A magnificent red-sandstone Gothic building dating from 1889 houses this must-see institution.”

– Fodor's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Its galleries illustrate Scottish history through paintings, photographs and sculptures." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"The Gallery promises to illustrate Scotland's history «through portraits of the country's important historical figures»." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Take a break from the portraits and head into the library for a case full of, well, heads." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"This is a truly spectacular institution with some genuinely fascinating depictions of humans, both alive and dead." Full review
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"Sprawled across the Great Hall ceiling are various constellations and images relating to the zodiac.  " Full review