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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
+44 131 556 3515
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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
Reviewed January 18, 2017

worth a visit when exploring Edinburgh it is basically the start of the royal mile from one end. short walk to hollyrood park.

Thank TheHonestExplorer
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Just been at a wonderful wedding in this historic kirk. The minister is clearly fascinated with the history of this building and explained the siting of an abbey then church initially on this site way back in the days of King David the First of...More

Thank Kate Y
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Was walking past on my way to Holyrood and stopped off for a wander round. It is a nice little kirkyard, some really interesting graves, I hadn't realised that it was where Adam Smith was buried, so that was an interesting find. I would recommend...More

Thank FionaM9689
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Canongate Kirk has an unusual architecture for Scotland with a Dutch-style end gable. Maybe this is what makes it so appealing. Certainly worth a visit when in Edinburgh.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Located on the Royal Mile closer to Holyrood Palace this church also has an atmospheric graveyard surrounding it. This Presbyterian church is unusual in its Dutch Gable fronted design. The elegant windows anticipate 18th Century design and the cemetery offers a picturesque walk among the...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The grounds in front of the church are awash with colour when the blossom is out in springtime. Interesting royal significance to the church.

Thank George M
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I was here to fnd the grave of Ebeneezer Scrooge.Thats sound peculiar as Scrooge was the creation of Charles Dickens and hence a fiction.However,as Tourists look to find the graves of Adam Smith or David Rizzio or Robert Ferguson, few know to look for Ebeneezer...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This church can be found at the lower end of the Royal Mile towards Holyrood Palace. This church is steep in history and is often visited at Sunday services by the Royal family. The church has history sheets for visitors allowing you time to explore...More

1  Thank ShazFinlay
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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