St Giles' Cathedral

Top 1% of attractions in Edinburgh
8 / 10

8 expert reviews

“The beautiful crown spire was completed in 1495... the interior lacks grandeur but is rich in history.”

– Lonely Planet

Concierge Concierge
"An imposing stone edifice punctuated by stained-glass windows, St. Giles' Cathedral looms over surrounding buildings on the Royal Mile, and its spire is a dominant feature of the city's skyline."
Fodor's Fodor's
"Inside the church stands a life-size statue of the Scot whose spirit still dominates the place—the great religious reformer and preacher John Knox, before whose zeal all of Scotland once trembled. " Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"This Presbyterian cathedral dates for the most part from the 15th C." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"This beautiful cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is located on High Street in Edinburgh. It has beautiful stained glass windows and two memorials." Full review
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"The 20th-century chapel’s intricate woodwork includes amazing details, most notably angels playing bagpipes. " Full review
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