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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 #46 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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280 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 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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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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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