City Arts Centre

A Museums & Art Galleries in Edinburgh City Centre

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Home of Edinburgh's collection of Scottish Art, and a leading temporary exhibition space, the City Art Centre opened in 1980. It handles an eclectic mix of temporary exhibitions, from rare Egyptian antiques to the Art of Star Wars to Michelangelo' s drawings. The city's fine art collection consists of around 3,500 works of Scottish art: paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture and tapestries, including works by McTaggart, Fergusson, Peploe and Eardley. There are also works by contemporary Scottish artists, like Davie, Blackadder, Paolozzi and Bellany. Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00 Sun 12:00 - 17:00 Free (charges for occasional exhibitions)Cafe, shop, Disabled access

City Arts Centre

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Edinburgh City Centre

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.