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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-225-6293
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Scottish Episcopal peace

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Pebble Beach, California

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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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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Wrexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A peaceful and serene Church, with some lovely music by chance as the organist was preparing for Christmas services. Not overwhelminly large, not indeed over-demanding architecturally. But lovely and clearly beloved.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great to share fellowship in the seat of Edinburgh. Really nice setting to the Mass, although obviously we didn't know it!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lovely! It is beautiful. From inside and out. One of the best I have seen so far. Sadly the weather was not very nice, so we were a little in a hurry to get back home.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lovely cathedral.Even stumbled into a soprano and piano concert along with an extraordinary display of the Edinburgh Guild works! There is also ongoing currently the World's Longest Embroidery Project to which we lent a stitch! Incredible. Even our teenagers enjoyed it! Spent about an hour and a half there and enjoyed every minute.

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Address: 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.