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Edinburgh's Art & Galleries

Edinburgh has quite the most interesting range of Galleries as well as art shops and smaller independant galleries.

Host to some unique displays of world renowned art, such as the exclusive Monet held here in 2003, there is a changing calendar of interests.

Entrance to the National Museums and most of the Galleries is free - some of the key displays carry an entrance fee.

May 2006 CowParade Edinburgh begins. Each one is a unique work of art created by artists of all ages. You have 10 weeks to admire them, choose your favourites and tick them off on your Map. The Souvenir Guide, containing photographs of all the cows, feature articles about cows in Scotland, the Community projects, interviews with artists and much, much more, will be on sale in bookshops and other outlets throughout Edinburgh.
Part of Cow Parade 2006- the Three Grazers outside the National Galleries of Scotland

Links to find out more:-

National Galleries of Scotland

This one site will take you to the National Gallery of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, Partner Galleries and Scottish National Photography Collection.

Edinbugrh Castle

Run by Historic Scotland who safeguards the nation's built heritage and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

Palace of Holyrood House

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567.

The Georgian House

The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh's Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town. The house's beautiful china, shining silver, exquisite paintings and furniture all reflect the domestic surroundings and social conditions of the times.


National Gallery of Scotland, Dean Gallery of Modern  Art  and Royal Museum