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St. Mary's Cathedral

Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland (West End)
44-131-225-6293
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Ranked #52 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bristol
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited to primarily see some of the art in the Cathedral, we were made so welcome by the staff, great building, well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
63 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I went at 17:30 for evensong. The cathedral is beautiful ,with spectacular windows by Paolozzi. The choir is wonderful, and there were short bible readings and prayers. A lovely experience in a great building.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I visited at the start of lent in order to say my prayer for change . I found the surroundings lovely . I have visited many places of worship all over the world and this is perfect for a wee bit of reflective time as it was very quiet when I visited . It worth a visit if your in... More

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Bangalore, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great architecture both external and the interiors. We were lucky to visit it on a Sunday afternoon while the choir was singing and it was such a peaceful experience. Loved the cathedral!

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Beautiful. Majestic. Organ practice. The space and atmosphere transcended me. The way the sunlight danced across the stone columns were surreal. Sarah, affiliated with the church, was a gracious and welcoming hostess. If I lived here, this would be my church, simply because I felt welcome.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

it was historical and proud. I have never seen some other place like before. it is a place you must visit.

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oklahoma city
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141 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

It's pretty. It's your basic European cathedral. But the location is a bit tricky. It's not in city center. You can walk there, but it's a good 25 minutes or so from the royal mile. You can take a bus to get closer. Just make sure you have exact change.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A lovely way to spend an hour looking round the beautiful gothic architecture. It was made even better that a small orchestra and organist were practicing, it sounded lovely. The stained glass is amazing and staff are friendly.

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Hamilton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We decided to visit St. Mary's Cathedral on the Sunday morning or our visit to Edinburgh. What a great way to see the cathedral. We attended a service so got to listen to the choir and fantastic organ player as well as tour the beautiful building. If you can that's the way to truely experience this jewel.

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