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St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

History

Blessed Sacrament windowSt Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

 

Local Interest

Edinburgh Castle, Mary Kings' Close, Holyrood Palace, National Galleries of Scotland