The National Galleries of Scotland is housed in four galleries across Edinburgh and boasts a collection of Scottish and international art which is among the best in the world.
For lovers of fine art, the place to head for is the National Gallery Complex on Princes Street. This building houses a superb collection covering ages from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century period.
The Royal Scottish Academy is also part of the complex on Princes Street and features a changing programme of temporary exhibitions which in the past have included works by Andy Warhol amongst many others.
The world’s first purpose-built Scottish National Portrait Gallery is housed in a stunning Victorian Gothic building, and visitors will see a host of portraiture exhibitions.
Modern art lovers should visit the National Gallery of Modern Art One and Two, two buildings a short and pleasant walk from the city centre. Each of the galleries has a superb café – the ideal place to take a break for a coffee or a light lunch.
Edinburgh & The Lothians also boasts a number of independent galleries such as the Fruitmarket Gallery at the back of Waverley Station in the city centre. This used to be a Victorian fruit and vegetable market and is now one of the leading exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Edinburgh.
Take a look through the information listings to find galleries - Edinburgh & The Lothians has plenty for you to enjoy.