St Giles' Cathedral

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7 expert recommendations


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 →



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.



Inside the church stands a life-size statue of the Scot whose spirit still dominates the place... John Knox. Full review →


Frommer's 35

A brief walk downhill from Edinburgh Castle, this church - and its steeple in particular - is one of the most important architectural landmarks along the Royal Mile. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The beautiful crown spire was completed in 1495... the interior lacks grandeur but is rich in history. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Inside, the flamboyant gothic style Thistle chapel (1911), entirely sculpted in wood and the statue of John Knox are extremely interesting. Full review →


Time Out

A magnificent church building dating from the late 14th century, still holding religious services as well as the odd atmospheric concert. Full review →

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