St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

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St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Reviews

Bojasem Bojasem
205 reviews
nice church Sep 17, 2013
The location in the Edinburgh central The building is situated in the Royal Mile, which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House.

It can be free but £3 donation is suggested for enter the chapel and it costs £2 for permission to take photographs.

St Giles' Cathedral, more properly termed the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline.

Building is done in much earlier Gothic style.

There are cage in the cathedral building.

i like statue , king tomb & the paint in the window.
me near the cathedrak
king tomb
statues & rock writing
paint in the cathedral window
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Bojasem says:
me to brain
Posted on: Sep 18, 2013
spocklogic says:
That £2 charge for taking photos annoyed me when I visited the Cathedral.
Posted on: Sep 17, 2013
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Notably Scottish Dec 05, 2010
It can be free but £3 donation is suggested and it costs £2 for permission to take photographs. The basis of the present building is 14th century but much goes no further back than the 19th and the Thistle Chapel was not completed until 1911. The beautiful stained glass windows are also mainly 1880s on.

The building is situated in the Royal Mile, which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House. it looks like no other cathedral I know, although most of the later building is done in much earlier Gothic style.

The building is impressive enough but I would not rate it alongside some of our English cathedrals, were it not for two features. Just as the value of a montain is not measured solely in inches, the value of a building is not measured in minutes - or even centuries. The two features are the stained glass and the Thistle Chapel that I have mentioned as not being ancient. They are stunning!

The order of the Thistle is the equivalent in Scotland to the Order of the Garter in English. it was founded with its chapel in Holyrood by James VII (Scotland) who was also James II of England. he tried to restore the Roman Catholic religion in both countries and an irate mob sacked the Chapel among othe things. The Order was then wihtout one until the chapel in St Giles was completed.
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