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St Giles Cathedral

Edinburgh

For about a thousand years St Giles has been Edinburgh’s principal church, and more recently Scotland’s national church. The magnificent interior with its many superb stained glass windows has memorials to many famous Scots and includes the Thistle Chapel built in 1911. It hasn’t always looked like it does today. After the Reformation in 1560 it was partitioned into three separate churches and at one time served as a police station, school, coal store and meeting place for the Parliament and Town Council.

Opening Times

Summer (May-September)
Monday - Friday 09.00-19.00
Saturday 09.00-17.00
Sunday 13.00-17.00 and for services

Winter (October-April)
Monday - Saturday 09.00-17.00
Sunday 13.00-17.00 and for services

Please note that St Giles’ is a working church and access may be restricted without notice.

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St Giles Cathedral

Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE
Phone: 0131 226 0674
Email: stgilestower@gmail.com
Website: http://www.stgilescathedral.org.uk/
St Giles Cathedral

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On the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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