Built in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon's School, the Gallery provides purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities to enable a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
Scotland’s premier research library stages major exhibitions in summer and winter and showcases a selection of treasures throughout the year from the 15 million items it holds. Entry is free. It also runs a year round events programme, workshops and
Hidden in the trees to the western end of Princes Street Gardens is the solid and imposing bulk of St Cuthbert's Parish Church. The present church was built in 1892 when traces of at least six earlier church buildings were found.