Referred to as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, St Giles' Cathedral is the city's principal place of worship. Located on the Royal Mile, the cathedral is an iconic landmark in the Edinburgh skyline. Much of the current building was restored in the 19th century, but the four pillars in the center are thought to date back to 1124. Chapels, called aisles, were built around the pillars and extended out on all sides. This unique arrangement coupled with the vaulted ceilings and vibrant stained glass give the cathedral a timelessness. By using our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app , you can arrange your visit to St Giles' Cathedral and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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St Giles' Cathedral Reviews
Perhaps not the most stunning around, but this is a very nice cathedral in a great location just down from the castle We were there for a piano recital so we're sat and able to study the ceiling, pill... more »
Tiene unas Preciosas vidrieras y es una visita obligada en la Royal Mille. Justo en su puerta está el corazón de Midlothian more »It has beautiful stained glass windows and is a must see in the Royal Mille. Right on your doorstep is the Heart of Midlothian
A beautiful building with some very important people remembered there. The entrance fee is voluntary but is worth it, even if you make a smaller donation everything helps to maintain the building. The cafe downstairs is very good, reasonably priced with home made dishes and friendly staff
Its a £5 suggested donation and a further £2 to take photos inside. The window panels are amazing and have great detail and like all old churches the organ looks amazing. The separate little chapel on the side has an amazing history around the Scottish Knights. Nice place to visit.
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