St Giles' Cathedral

[St Giles' Cathedral]

St Giles' lies at a strategic position on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Part of the building date back to 1124 when it was a smallish church, but only traces survive. Despite repeated burnings by English invaders during the Middle Ages, the church grew in importance through the following centuries and was finally given Cathedral status early in the seventeenth century (although it's technically no longer one). Today it's surely Scotland's most visited... err... church, due to its location at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Its calm atmosphere can be somewhat lost when there are other tourists in all directions: visit early or late in the day to see this beautiful building at its best, or attend a service.

[St Giles' Cathedral (April 2016)]

Name: St Giles' Cathedral ★☆☆
Location: High Street, Edinburgh, G.R.: NT 257736 / solve void ducks
Open (2017): Daily
Cost: Free

[St Giles' Cathedral (January 2012)]

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