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Address: Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-225-6293
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We walked past this church every day, the preschoolers playing out in the lawn with their bright security jackets on, this is a working parish, regardless of rank. It has a hugely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Wilton, California

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We walked past this church every day, the preschoolers playing out in the lawn with their bright security jackets on, this is a working parish, regardless of rank. It has a hugely impressive exterior, but seems smaller from the inside. This particular church has some historic significance, housing the warrant for the execution of King Charles the 1st. It offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Great cathedral with lovely glass and a real atmosphere worth visiting for. If you can attend a service it is worth doing so to experience the acoustics which are wonderful.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This cathedral housed a fabulous, historic pipe organ built by Henry Willis. It was a lovely romp and our choir sang beautifully during the evensong service. A totally uplifting experience to attend a service here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a truly handsome cathedral in neo-gothic style and set in a residential area of great architectural beauty and solemnity. Inside however, it is disappointing and offers no evocation to prayer or contemplation.

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Pebble Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We attended Sunday service here, and in spite of the grand space the church felt quite cozy. Beautiful historic building with stunning stained glass windows, lovely light and a feeling of peace.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This cathedral is stuning both insdie and out. It is a must-see when in Edinburgh. As a local I love driving or walking past it or popping in. I was at a concert on Sunday and it was a wonderful event and the worship of God uplifting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Easily accessed on a walking tour of central edinburgh. This cathedral is worth the visit. Its interior is peaceful and i spent time in quiet reflection before moving on with my walk.

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Always try to find time for a visit when in Edinburgh. I am not a religious person but have family links to the Cathedral and love the tranquil atmosphere. This time I arrived just beofre evensomg and decided to stay for it - glad I did. Enjoyment marred by those who came in and sate for a few moments, talking... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

i attended Mass here while on holiday - stunning interior - had a cozy small chapel feel to it. Lovely meeting and chatting with the priests afterwards - were happy to meet someone from the states.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This cathederal is a bit of the beaten track but is well worth finding.It is lovely inside and out. There is some interesting things to see apart from the building. The document with signitures for the beheading of Charles the first and a portrait of him ,which I found interesting but a bit odd to find in such a place.The... More 

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Address: Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-225-6293
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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