St John's Church (Edinburgh)

City of Edinburgh | New Town | Church | ★★★

[St John's Church]

The stunning vaulted ceiling of St John's Church, Edinburgh makes this one of the most dramatic indoor spaces in the capital. The imposing building, which belongs to the Scottish Episcopal church, was constructed in Gothic style in the early 1800s; designs were drawn up by youthful architect William Burn, who was only in his 20s at the time. Take a look around the interior and there's quite a lot to see: as well as the roof, highlights include the beautiful stained glass windows all the way down the nave, and the blue-domed chancel added in 1882.

[View from St Cuthbert's Church graveyard]

Location & info

📌 St John's Church (Edinburgh) ★★★
Princes Street, 10-min walk west of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 248737 ///
🚆🚌 Local buses, tram to West End or train to Edinburgh Waverley / Haymarket (half a mile away).
Open daily | Free

[Stained glass windows]




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