Old St Paul's Church

City of Edinburgh | Old Town | Church | ★★

[Old St Paul's Church]

City churches are often places of quiet in the heart of busy surroundings, but perhaps none more so than the Episcopalian congregation of Old St Paul's, Edinburgh. Enter even in the middle of the day and (assuming there's not a service taking place), the church is often deserted, with the lights off and the strong smell of incense hanging in the air. Although a large building in itself, the 19th century building appears squashed in between two larger blocks: the result being that the interior is often quite dark (though perhaps this adds to the peaceful feel). The nearest other landmark is the chaos of Edinburgh's main railway station - but other than physically, they couldn't be further apart.

[Old St Paul's]

Location & info

📌 Old St Paul's Church ★★
63 Jeffrey Street, 5-min walk east of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 260737 ///poem.encounter.summer
🚌 Numerous local buses | 🚆 Edinburgh Waverley | 🚋 St Andrew Square (0.5 mi) | 🚗 Car parks / street parking nearby (both charge)
Open daily | Free

[Old St Paul's]

[Old St Paul's]


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