Scottish National Gallery
The Scottish National Gallery is a hotbed of fine art. Conveniently placed on the Mound right in the heart and soul of Edinburgh, highlights from the Scottish national collection include works from Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, Johannes Vermeer, Edgar Degas and Francis Bacon. Providing a maze of visual narratives, pieces span from the start of the Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century and feature both Scottish and international artists. Hard to believe it’s free, surpassing the inviting neoclassical building is practically impossible.