Best art galleries in Edinburgh

Check out the top art galleries in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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327 local reviews
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
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Kerry
The Botanics are a great place to visit in summer time, the glass houses are a particular treat, and there is …
Carrie
Absolutely huge & completely free - these gardens are award winning! Take a picnic or enjoy a spot on their te…
Ian
We head here regularly for a green fix! The Botanics is fairly large, it has fantastic glass houses full of o…
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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327 local reviews
Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
Kerry
Kerry
The Botanics are a great place to visit in summer time, the glass houses are a particular treat, and there is an art gallery (Inverleith Hou…
Carrie
Carrie
Absolutely huge & completely free - these gardens are award winning! Take a picnic or enjoy a spot on their terrace cafe - beautiful views o…
Ian
Ian
We head here regularly for a green fix! The Botanics is fairly large, it has fantastic glass houses full of orchids, palms and other exotic…
2. Palace of Holyroodhouse
2. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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175 local reviews
Canongate, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+44 303 123 7306
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Michael And Martine
It is the Royal residence and an historic site and has nice gardens and art gallery.
Jamie & Laura
This is Her Majesty the Queen's Royal residence when she visits Edinburgh and the Queens park or Arthurs Seat …
Viv And Paul
You can learn all about the history of Mary Queen of Scots here and visit the fine little Queens Art Gallery l…
2. Palace of Holyroodhouse
2. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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175 local reviews
Canongate, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+44 303 123 7306
Michael And Martine
Michael And Martine
It is the Royal residence and an historic site and has nice gardens and art gallery.
Jamie & Laura
Jamie & Laura
This is Her Majesty the Queen's Royal residence when she visits Edinburgh and the Queens park or Arthurs Seat is situated towering above it…
Viv And Paul
Viv And Paul
You can learn all about the history of Mary Queen of Scots here and visit the fine little Queens Art Gallery located opposite the Scottish P…
3. The Fruitmarket Gallery
3. The Fruitmarket Gallery
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33 local reviews
45 Market St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+44 131 225 2383
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Pablo
It is a nice wee contemporary art gallery just next to the train station!!! It also has a good cafe inside.
Raffaele
The Fruitmarket Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located in the centre of t…
Christine And Neil
Contemporary art gallery in the centre of Edinburgh - great place to hang out before catching a train. Open 11…
3. The Fruitmarket Gallery
3. The Fruitmarket Gallery
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33 local reviews
45 Market St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+44 131 225 2383
Pablo
Pablo
It is a nice wee contemporary art gallery just next to the train station!!! It also has a good cafe inside.
Raffaele
Raffaele
The Fruitmarket Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located in the centre of the city on Market Street, besi…
Christine And Neil
Christine And Neil
Contemporary art gallery in the centre of Edinburgh - great place to hang out before catching a train. Open 11-6 Mon-Sat, and 11-5 on Sunday…
4. City Art Centre
4. City Art Centre
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7 local reviews
2 Market St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+44 131 529 3993
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Clare
Great art gallery, just up the road
Gill
Good contemporary art gallery - mugs, cushions, jewellery make interesting ideas for souvenirs?
Clare
Great art gallery, just up the road
4. City Art Centre
4. City Art Centre
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7 local reviews
2 Market St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+44 131 529 3993
Clare
Clare
Great art gallery, just up the road
Gill
Gill
Good contemporary art gallery - mugs, cushions, jewellery make interesting ideas for souvenirs?
Clare
Clare
Great art gallery, just up the road
5. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
5. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
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197 local reviews
75 Belford Rd, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 624 6200
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Graeme
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central E…
Clare
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central E…
Abigail
There are two modern art galleries opposite each other- enjoy the exhibitions and excellent cafes. (Café Mod…
5. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
5. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
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197 local reviews
75 Belford Rd, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 624 6200
Graeme
Graeme
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, in a neoclassical bu…
Clare
Clare
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, in a neoclassical bu…
Abigail
Abigail
There are two modern art galleries opposite each other- enjoy the exhibitions and excellent cafes. (Café Modern One is family friendly, ha…
6. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
6. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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128 local reviews
1 Queen St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 624 6200
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Anke-Beate
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is not just about portraits of famous Scots. It gives you an insight in…
Kevin
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, in…
David
One of my favorite art galleries. It's a recently restored building that uses portraits to tell the story of S…
6. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
6. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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128 local reviews
1 Queen St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 624 6200
Anke-Beate
Anke-Beate
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is not just about portraits of famous Scots. It gives you an insight into the lives and careers of pe…
Kevin
Kevin
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, in a neoclassical building desig…
David
David
One of my favorite art galleries. It's a recently restored building that uses portraits to tell the story of Scotland. FREE entry.
7. Ingleby Gallery
7. Ingleby Gallery
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6 local reviews
33 Barony St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+44 131 556 4441
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Kerry
Contemporary art gallery, just behind Waverley Station, it's easy to miss but worth a visit (closed Sundays).
Stephanie
Best contemporary Art Gallery in Edinburgh
Isabelle
Beautiful space, great art and on route to home, can't go wrong really.
7. Ingleby Gallery
7. Ingleby Gallery
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6 local reviews
33 Barony St, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+44 131 556 4441
Kerry
Kerry
Contemporary art gallery, just behind Waverley Station, it's easy to miss but worth a visit (closed Sundays).
Stephanie
Stephanie
Best contemporary Art Gallery in Edinburgh
Isabelle
Isabelle
Beautiful space, great art and on route to home, can't go wrong really.
8. Whitmuir the Organic Place
8. Whitmuir the Organic Place
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4 local reviews
Whitmuir the Organic Place, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01968 661908
Establishment
Lucy
Not only excellent organic produce for sale, but a friendly restaurant and even an art gallery as well.
Seb
Local organic producer - also has cafe/restaurant and art gallery.
Margot
Organic produce, cafe and Art Gallery
8. Whitmuir the Organic Place
8. Whitmuir the Organic Place
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4 local reviews
Whitmuir the Organic Place, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01968 661908
Lucy
Lucy
Not only excellent organic produce for sale, but a friendly restaurant and even an art gallery as well.
Seb
Seb
Local organic producer - also has cafe/restaurant and art gallery.
Margot
Margot
Organic produce, cafe and Art Gallery
9. Summerhall
9. Summerhall
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52 local reviews
Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 131 560 1580
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Susanne & John
Art gallery, cafe, shop, music and festival venue.
Olaf
Summerhall has it all. Great theatre, interesting and varied events, art galleries, music, and a lovely bar wi…
Gordon
Labyrinthine arts venue / watering hole....aka The Royal Dick
9. Summerhall
9. Summerhall
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52 local reviews
Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 131 560 1580
Susanne & John
Susanne & John
Art gallery, cafe, shop, music and festival venue.
Olaf
Olaf
Summerhall has it all. Great theatre, interesting and varied events, art galleries, music, and a lovely bar with good food and a lovely quad…
Gordon
Gordon
Labyrinthine arts venue / watering hole....aka The Royal Dick
10. Calton Hill
10. Calton Hill
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214 local reviews
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
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Stacey
Calton Hill is a mix of bustling commercial areas and quiet residential streets. The hill itself, with its cit…
Susan
Calton Hill is the very first public park in Edinburgh. You'll find it an easy climb up from Regent Road, eit…
Pete & Laura
Beautiful sightseeing point, only a few minutes walk from the flat to the base although involves a steep walk …
10. Calton Hill
10. Calton Hill
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214 local reviews
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Stacey
Stacey
Calton Hill is a mix of bustling commercial areas and quiet residential streets. The hill itself, with its city views, is home to the Collec…
Susan
Susan
Calton Hill is the very first public park in Edinburgh. You'll find it an easy climb up from Regent Road, either by steps or by taking the …
Pete & Laura
Pete & Laura
Beautiful sightseeing point, only a few minutes walk from the flat to the base although involves a steep walk from there - includes the Nati…
11. Dean Village
11. Dean Village
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45 local reviews
Dean Village, Edinburgh
+44 131 510 7555
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Zirar
Nice quiet area (like a village) in the city! Take the Water of Leith path by the river towards the Modern Art…
Margaret
The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street. …
Brian
A beautiful walk along the riverside.
11. Dean Village
11. Dean Village
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45 local reviews
Dean Village, Edinburgh
+44 131 510 7555
Zirar
Zirar
Nice quiet area (like a village) in the city! Take the Water of Leith path by the river towards the Modern Art Galleries!
Margaret
Margaret
The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street. In the past the village was th…
Brian
Brian
A beautiful walk along the riverside.
12. Jupiter Artland
12. Jupiter Artland
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19 local reviews
Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1506 889900
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Tara
Explore a unique outside modern art gallery, can be enjoyed as much by the kids as the art fans
Aciel
A sculpture park and outdoor art gallery. Open spring and summer.
James
If you are a fan of large scale sculpture in the landscape this a great day trip with out door art works which…
12. Jupiter Artland
12. Jupiter Artland
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19 local reviews
Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1506 889900
Tara
Tara
Explore a unique outside modern art gallery, can be enjoyed as much by the kids as the art fans
Aciel
Aciel
A sculpture park and outdoor art gallery. Open spring and summer.
James
James
If you are a fan of large scale sculpture in the landscape this a great day trip with out door art works which are added to yearly and has s…