St. Giles Cathedral

  The Royal Mile     more than a year ago
Situated half way along the Royal Mile , this impressive looking church is the High Kirk of Edinburgh. Founded in 1124 it predates many of the buildings in the old town and has quite a turbulent history till it finally becomes the Mother church of Presbyterianism in 1560. It continues to be a working church but visitors are welcome inside to admire the magnificent stained glass windows including the 1985 addition above the entrance as a memorial to the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.
You can pick up a self guided tour leaflet for £1 and there is also a tour to climb the wooden clock tower (£6)
Nowadays St.Giles also plays an active role in the city's cultural agenda with regular concerts and recitals.
Check out the cafe under the cathedral open from 09:00 - 17:00 and on Sundays after 11:00.


Free Admission but donations are suggested.


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