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Canongate Kirk

153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 556 3515
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Ranked #83 of 210 Attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Preston, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is a very interesting place and has a lot of stories to tell and if you do a tour you will find out a lot of interesting facts bout it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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408 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is a nice little kirk, avery simple and beautiful place, most unusal pews in that they are all painted,never seen this before in a Kirk, nice stained glass window, very simle but nice. It is a pity however that Trip Advisor has Holyrood Place as the feature photo for this lovely place and also has it wrongly mapped. worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went to a performance by folk group Whistlebinkies. I always try to catch their performances, they are a traditional Scottish group who play a variety of traditional instruments and also sing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped by this church while wandering down The Royal Mile. Quite pretty inside. This is the church the Queen attends when staying at Holyrood House. Walked in on a piano duet rehearsing for their concert later that day. Amazing talent.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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288 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Staying in the City for two weeks to enjoy the Festival, we have made several attempts to visit the Church, but were frustrated by closures relating to rehearsals. Today, we were lucky, and how pleased we were that we persevered. The church is charmingly simple and the volunteer staff, very welcoming. The Building, is used on occasion, by the Royal... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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215 reviews 215 reviews
99 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This church (kirk) is very different to most of the others you'll see in Edinburgh, with its white and blue painted interior, limited number of stained glass windows, and it's very simple lay-out. It's surrounded bay graveyard that holds many of the elite of past Edinburgh society, and is a church that is still very important to the community. Recommended.

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112 reviews 112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

One of the highlights of a visit to Edinburgh. The understated features of this 17th century church with strong Royal connections (and pale blue pews!) make it welcoming and relaxing. The hiugh quality of an evening choral performance was well worth the long walk through the rain.

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stopped by the church by accident and was pleasantly surprised by an interesting visit. I didn't expect a 300+ year old church to be painted baby blue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is the east end of the Royal mile and everything here speaks about the history of great Edinburgh. Many courts and buildings to explore plus very close to the Holyrood and the Parliament.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A nice area to walk around in, not quite as full of sites as some of the rest of the Royal Mile, but not bad. As with much of the street becareful walking as often the road is uneven. Overall an enjoyable place to stroll along.

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