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Whether grand old cathedrals are your cup of tea, you’ve got a soft spot for leafy churchyards, or you’re a stained glass aficionado, Edinburgh has something up its sleeve! History, art and architecture, and religion all collide in the Scottish capital’s houses of worship, and it’s a real sight to behold!
The historic city church or High Kirk of Edinburgh, sits on the famed Royal Mile, midway between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Boasting a famous crown spire, the cathedral dates back to the 14th century and is named for the patron saint of the city. Don’t miss the beautiful Thistle Chapel, designed in 1911 by Robert Lorimer, and its ornate carvings. Also of note are the memorials to author Robert Louis Stevenson and Protestant Reformer John Knox.
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This charming Victorian church is merely a stone’s throw from the Castle, hence the name. Built in the 19th century in Early English Gothic style by John Henderson, the interior is airy, light-filled and plays host to many a wedding. Take a step outside for a stroll through the greenery of the back garden before leaving.