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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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40 reviews 40 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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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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