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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
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Canongate Kirk is a pretty church just off the Royal Mile, reflecting quaint Dutch architecture with gable ends. It is easier to visit the churchyard around the Kirk, as the church is often closed to the public. A walk around the churchyard takes you back...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a gorgeous facade with an interesting stag's head and antlers at the apex. Above the pediment a plaque informs that the church was built with a large donation in the mid 1600s from a local businessman. Inside is attractive. The predominantly white walls...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a real gem. It is the armed services church and where the Queen attends. It has lovely volunteers and no charges for photography. It is also where Adam Smith is buried.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Canongate church is the military church of Edinburgh. Like in most churches in Scotland, there is little of value to see inside. but his church is special as it is all in some blue color. lucks funnny. and that's it. the graveyard around is...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice church worth a visit to the church and graveyard. Plenty of history. Able to see lots of photos and where the Royal family sit when they come to the church. Zara Phillips got married here.

Thank NDRT
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We stopped here for a while on our way from the Hollyroodhouse Palace to the Castle of Edinburgh. Worth visiting and taking some photos.

Thank OZS969
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Took my elderly grandma and kids here the other day - my grandma used to live in the Canongate and we wanted to take her on a walk down memory lane. Having never visited before I was really surprised at how lovely this little kirk...More

Thank flipflopfloppers
Reviewed June 1, 2017

OK place to see among many others. Very old architecture. Worth a quick look, pleasant and old, lots of tourists.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This place has some interesting people buried in the old graveyard, it is a lovely peaceful place with some good views of Carlton Hill. I particularly liked the way people had used one of the graves as a wishing pit by throwing money on the...More

Thank Bexindra
Reviewed February 1, 2017

One of the many scary kirkyards in Edinburgh but worth a visit Unfortunately the kirk was close when we visited. The kirkyard however was open for visitors and proved to be is a nice place to take beautiful photographs.

Thank biancoydiaman
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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