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) and the statue of John Knox are extremely interesting.

Useful information

Address:

High Street, EH1 1RE Edinburgh

Phone:

+44 131 225 9442

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

May-Sep: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm (Sat 5pm), Sun 1pm-5pm; Oct-Apr: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Anchor Close
Anchor Close
Edinburgh
Parliament House Parliament House
Parliament House
Edinburgh
0:15
Lady Stair's House - Writers Museum Lady Stair's House - Writers Museum
Lady Stair's House - Writers Museum
Edinburgh
Gladstone's Land Gladstone's Land
Gladstone's Land
Edinburgh
0:15
Tron Kirk Tron Kirk
Tron Kirk
Edinburgh
0:15
Cowgate Cowgate
Cowgate
Edinburgh
0:15
See all tourist sites