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Located in the heart of Edinburgh close to Waverley train station, the City Art Centre’s aim is to champion historic and contemporary Scottish visual and applied arts. Artworks from our nationally Recognised collection of Scottish art are displayed...more
This is a free art centre in the heart of Edinburgh which features different exhibitions. The quality will depend on the exhibitions at the time and your own personal taste. There are four spaces with lifts and escalators for access and a small but reasonable...More
In a City of many art galleries, this is one that we had not visited before so it was good to put that right. Our particular interest was the basement display of past and contemporary photographs. The early 19th century images were especially impressive ,...More
I can't fathom why a big city contemporary art museum would close most of it's huge building during the height of the tourist season. We stopped by here thinking we'd see some contemporary Scottish artists, but the entire building was closed except the basement which...More
went to the city art centre today to see an exhibition but unfortunately, most of the halls were closed for installation of new exhibits the one that was open was interesting lots of old photos about the city.
Excellent resturant and good food.
Staff were very welcoming as well. Not really been my experience in many other hotels and cafes.
I enjoyed the dish of the day and the coffee.
Close to the train station.
We enjoyed a superb guided walk around an eclectic mix of art works, made up of lesser known works from the collections, which are not often on display. The conversation, debate and lively encouragement of the guide, Mr Ernie Rossi, made the whole thing such...More
This is a good place for a quick visit or longer depending on the exhibits . This time they were not to our taste but worth a visit. Good access they have stairs a lift and escalators to all floors. There's a gift and coffee...More
We wanted to see an exhibition on the 4th floor - but they hadn’t been able to open it: No indication on the web site.
Then we stumbled on an exhibition on the third floor, which wasn’t open yet, but were able to wander around...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.