National Galleries of Scotland
From the flagship building with classics (Velázquez to Botticelli), to the Portrait Gallery (don't miss Ken Currie's haunting Three Oncologists
), to the Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland's collection of artwork proves itself distinct from and no less treasured than the British national art displayed in London
. Pay special attention to the Scots' works, whether by pop-art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi (born in Leith, 1924) or James Guthrie (especially his luminous painting In the Orchard
). The Gallery Bus shuttles regularly between the three sites.