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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful buildings. Designed as a shrine for Scottish legends, this neo-gothic masterpiece opened to the public as the world’s first portrait gallery in 1889. From Mary, Queen of Scots and Prince Charles Edward Stuart, to Robert Burns and Sean Connery, the true greats of Scotland’s artistic past and present have all found a home in Edinburgh’s favourite Portrait Gallery.