Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery is Scotland's finest collection of art. If your group loves art, check it out on

Does your group feel like absorbing some culture for the afternoon? Well, there are few better choices in Edinburgh than the Scottish National gallery.

Perched on The Mound, an artificial hill joining Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town, it is Scotland’s finest collection of artwork. Nowhere else will you find such a comprehensive collection of Scottish painting. And, in addition to Scottish painters like Raeburn and McTaggart, the National Gallery boasts works from European greats like Rubens and Rembrandt.

Perhaps its single most valued piece is The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Sandro Botticelli, one of the most distinguished Renaissance artists. If your group are interested in the arts, then it’s certainly not one to be missed.

With plenty of additional exhibitions and regular events, you might even find yourself returning sooner than you’d think!

Admission to the National Gallery is free, though some exhibitions may cost extra. As a group you can avail of guided tours or roam through the gallery at your own pace, but do contact the National Gallery to book your group visits in advance. You may get better group rates for the special exhibitions.

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