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  • Address: St Giles Cathedral, High St, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hours: May-Sep: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm; Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm. Oct-Apr Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm.
  • Admission: Must make a donation of £3; photography permit £2

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St. Giles Cathedral Tours

With its famous crown spire towering over the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town and a history stretching over 1,000 years, St Giles Cathedral is one of the city’s most acclaimed religious buildings. Founded in the 1120s, the Cathedral has a long and illustrious history at the center of Scottish Catholic worship. From being ransacked and burned by English troops under King Richard II to hosting John Knox’s famous Reformation sermon in 1559 (a statue in Knox’s honor now stands in the nave), St Giles has seen it all.

Today, most of the cathedral’s Gothic structure dates back to the 19th century with highlights including the exquisite stained glass windows, some of the finest in Scotland and the legendary Thistle Chapel, once home to the Knights of the Order of the Thistle. As well as holding regular services, St Giles’ Cathedral is also renowned for its choral and organ recitals held on its grand Rieger organ, with many free musical events throughout the year.

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