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Canongate Kirk

153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
+44 131 556 3515
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153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
Old Town
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"scottish parliament"
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"blue interior"
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"pretty church"
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"free museum"
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"old town"
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed this church. I just loved the blue interior finish and the great history. The guides in the the church entrance hall were great to chat with and a mine of knowledge.

Thank Timothy K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canongate Kirk is a 17th century church located on the Canongate section of the Royal Mile. The official church of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliment. A hidden gem on the Royal Mile. Jolly Chriss.

Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located across the street from the Edinburgh National Museum, it is a lovely church that offers a Guide to answer all of your questions. Still in use today with an active community that has preserved its existence and significance to Edinburgh's history. Princess Ann's daughter...More

Thank ChristineL661
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Above the doorway to the Canongate Kirk there is a plaque that states " In 1688 King James VII ordained that the Mortification of Thos. Moodie, granted in 1649 to build a Church, should be applied to the erection of this structure". At the entrance,...More

Thank GranddaddyDom
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

There are so many Cathedrals/Churches in Edinburgh, that this might not be in everybody's to-do list. Location is great, because Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament are near, so you probably end up in this part of Royal Mile anyway. Also free Museum of Edinburgh is...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

A lovely walk around the Kirkyard in the spring sunshine. The church was not open this time, check if you want to see inside. We went especially to see Robert Ferguson’s grave, but there are others of interest too.

Thank Aconite9371
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Walking from the Old Town, when it’s getting near to the Palace, there stands the small church - Canongate Kirk. You may miss it as it is small with a not so noticeable facade. But if you happen to be there is spring, the blooming...More

Thank D8490IValicec
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Lovely understated church, frequented by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall got married here. When we first passed by the church was closed but we were able to walk around the grounds, however the following day we...More

Thank Rich_Teeee
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

An important site in the old city, just inside the city walls. Worth a quick visit, lots to see around, lots to eat and drink.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a cute, charming little church in which the queen worships when in the area. There is a seat reserved especially for her and marked with a royal crown. The headstones in the yard are interesting to see as well since several famous people...More

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