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St. Mary's Cathedral

Address: Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland (West End)
Phone Number: 44-131-225-6293
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Ranked #82 of 458 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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598 reviews 598 reviews
338 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We almost literally stumbled across this building as it was very close to a Fringe event we were attending. Luckily we went in and we were astonished, both by building itself, and the superb Diaspora exhibition. The Cathedral is most impressive with it's soaring architecture and opposed to some churches, there is a warm welcoming atmosphere helped, on this occasion,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Presently displaying the Diaspora of embroidery from around the world depicting the influence the Scots have had around the world. Also have excellent musicians performing free lunchtime concerts during the festival. A retiring collection is taken. This is a special space with wonderful atmosphere.

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A brilliant venue and accessible to all :) thanks for hosting Edinburgh Peoples Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe for The Sorcerer's Tale

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Very nice. It's a little small and will be disappointing if you visit St. Giles first. However, if you're from the States and you go to one of your run-of-the-mill churches there, you'll definitely be impressed with this one. No entry fee but donation requested. Only weird thing was that there was a homeless couple literally drinking whisky and diet... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was lucky enough to visit on a Sunday. I wanted to see the church architecture and such but stumbled across a service. I stayed for the service and felt very welcomed by the church community and staff. It was lovely. The singing was lovely. I left feeling quite good.

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