Duddingston Kirk
Duddingston Kirk
4.5
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,026 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic Ancient Church & Graveyard
    We briefly toured this ancient site, wandering around the church grounds and the graveyard. The original structure of the "Kirk" (a Church of Scotland church) dates back to the 12th century. Many of the gravestones are hundreds of years old, and many have weathered away to being unreadable. This place is very quiet and peaceful, located close to the amazing Dr Neil's Garden on Duddingston Loch. Come here for a completely different experience while in Edinburgh.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Christine D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding views and hospitality - wonderful.
    Duddingston Kirk is such a beautiful Church and will be celebrating 900years in 2024. The grounds are so beautiful and tranquil and they have a very quaint Garden Room for refreshments and snacks including wonderful cakes and scones, beverages of all kinds and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Visiting the Kirk and surrounding area is certainly a must, loved my visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Christine M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to be …..
    Beautiful and peaceful place in the heart of a busy city. Set in wonderful gardens where you will always find hard working friendly people contributing to the beauty. Visit the garden room and fine an array of delicious cakes, not forgetting the scones 🍰 as well as a warm welcome from the lovely volunteers who always serve with a smile.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Douglas Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent value for money - definitely worth a visit.
    Visited the church cafe with my daughter yesterday. Staff were very friendly and the prices are extremely reasonable - there must be very few places in Edinburgh where you can get a scone and jam and three mugs of coffee all for £7.50! However, what makes this cafe very special is that you can eat your scone and drink your coffee while sitting on a seat in the manse garden overlooking Duddingston Loch - hard to believe that you are in the middle of a busy city since it is so quiet and peaceful that you could quite easily be up in the Highlands. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Edinburgh.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
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Christine D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Duddingston Kirk is such a beautiful Church and will be celebrating 900years in 2024. The grounds are so beautiful and tranquil and they have a very quaint Garden Room for refreshments and snacks including wonderful cakes and scones, beverages of all kinds and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Visiting the Kirk and surrounding area is certainly a must, loved my visit.
Written August 20, 2023
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JFH123
Edinburgh, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Called in at the church on a cycle through to town. Stopped to look at the gravestones and were then drawn in to the lovely tearoom - had a drink and scone whilst sitting out in their peaceful, sheltered garden. Also explored Dr Neil’s garden and the areas split into allotments for various groups. A lovely visit.
Written August 5, 2022
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Christine M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Beautiful and peaceful place in the heart of a busy city. Set in wonderful gardens where you will always find hard working friendly people contributing to the beauty. Visit the garden room and fine an array of delicious cakes, not forgetting the scones 🍰 as well as a warm welcome from the lovely volunteers who always serve with a smile.
Written August 21, 2023
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arpc29
Tampa, FL1,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
This 12th century church is not normally open to visitors (except during certain days in August, according to their website), but when I visited, a kind person in the garden invited me to come in and see this beautiful church and graveyard. It was serene and historic, peaceful and thought provoking - all at the same time.
Written November 12, 2014
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Jean W
Cambridge, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I passed by the church on a rainy day and decided to stop and find a shelter. I’m so glad that I did that.
The tea room serves tea and coffee and delicious home made cakes. The price is very reasonably, ladies working there are very friendly.
There’s also a beautiful garden at the back. It’s absolutely a jewel, very well looked after and has peaceful atmosphere facing the Duddingston lake.
If you’re near Holyrood Park, it’s worth going a bit further to pay a visit to the church and the team and the garden.
Please the tea room don’t open Mon, Tue. On Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday opens 1-4pm, Thursday-Friday opens 10am-4pm
Written June 14, 2018
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Janette W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is a beautiful and historic church - open when the nearby café is open - set in an old and interesting kirkyard with a watchtower built to deter body snatchers. Dr Neil's and Jock Taimson's Gardens are nearby. It’s a lovely place to visit and you can end things off in the delightful on-site café staffed by friendly, welcoming volunteers. Delicious cakes and scones!
Written August 20, 2023
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Bill B
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Snobby little tearoom and not the cheapest but nothing else in the area for miles. Shame the church is mainly closed all the time but it's worth a look around the graveyard.
Written August 18, 2023
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,941 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This 12th century Church was not open when we were there but we could walk around in the graveyard. It's a Commonwealth War Graveyard. The location of this church is outside the centre of Edinburg at the Duddingston village, on the corner of a small very busy road. No parking area. The parking place is about 100m from the church
Written June 8, 2017
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