Edinburgh's Art Lovers Guide


Its reputation may be as a city renowned for its literature, but Edinburgh’s love of art is undeniable. The national galleries – the giants of the art world – may be the obvious starting point, featuring extensive collections that include impressionist, cubist and classical masterpieces, but waiting to be discovered are a scattering of contemporary galleries that showcase a tantalising assortment of compositions and sculptures, giving visitors a fascinating insight into the work of promising regional and national artists. Eclectic art is around every street corner in Edinburgh – you’ll even discover it lurking within cafes and coffee shops – making the city an art lover’s paradise.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Jupiter Artland

Dominion Cinema

The Velvet Easel

Edinburgh Stills

The Fine Art Society

The Manuscript of Monte Cassino

Chessells Court

The Fruitmarket Gallery

Dovecot Studios

Elvis Shakespeare

Scottish Poetry Library

Typewronger Books

Golden Hare Books

McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery

Edinburgh Bookshop

Till's Bookshop

Museum of Edinburgh

City Art Centre

City Observatory

Nelson Monument

Dunbar's Close Gardens

Wild West Morningside

Andy Goldsworthy's 'Hutton Roof'

Edinburgh Book Sculptures

Mile to the Museum & National Museum of Scotland Tour

The Dreaming Spires

Investigate the neo-classical architecture of the New Town

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