The Scottish National Gallery is home to the country's sensational collection of fine art, from the early Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. Spend an hour strolling through this magnificent building and you'll find masterpieces from Raphael, Velázquez and Vermeer to Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin. For a nation of Scotland's size, the collection is rightfully regarded as one of the best in the world. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers Scottish painting and all the major names, including Ramsay, Raeburn and McTaggart, are represented in depth. Highlights include Raeburn's much-loved 'Reverend Dr Robert Walker (1755–1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch', or, as it has become known, the 'Skating Minister'. The Gallery also houses shops, a cafe and an award-winning restaurant, all adding to a perfect day out.
National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Scotland
0131 624 6200http://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/introduction-114
Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit