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“Huge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland (West End)
44-131-225-6293
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Ranked #37 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Huge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Vast 19th-century building with additions including a world famous Music School. If you can, stay for a service where the Choir perform - they are brilliant and broadcast on the BBC frequently. The organ used to be a little lacking in thunderous bass notes but that has been put right...and how!

Visited June 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Worth a look!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

It was a nice place, but not much of historical interest inside (although many hangings took place outside) except a wedding of one of Queen Mary's attendants. It is wheelchair accessible, and is free. It has an interesting interior.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful peaceful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A real jewel in the centre of of a busseling city. A wonderful place to take a time out. When I visited it was undergoing major refurbishment but im sure this work has been completed by now.

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“Beautiful Cathedral”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

It is no different from any other old cathedral - beautiful, chilly, and dark. It does have beautiful stained windows, though, and some interesting paintings along the back left wall.

Visited October 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Typical. 12 steps of the cross was well presented. Outside was significant. In the center of everything. Free concerts offered. Open daily for prayer. Quiet necessary

Visited September 2012
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