St Giles' Cathedral

Recommended
This Presbyterian cathedral dates for the most part from the 15th C. but suffered at the hands of untoward restorers who altered the Cathedral to its detriment in the 19th C. The only original section of the external part of the church is the crown-shaped dome light, dating from 1495. Inside, the flamboyant gothic style Thistle chapel (1911), entirely sculpted in wood and the statue of John Knox are extremely interesting.

Useful information

Adresse : 

The Royal Mile

Phone:

+44 131 225 9442

Opening hours

[May-Sep: 9am-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm - closed 1 and 2 Jan, 25 Dec after 11.30am, 26 Dec - donation recommended £3]

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