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Canongate Kirk

153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
+44 131 556 3515
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“buried here” (3 reviews)
“resting place” (3 reviews)
“royal mile” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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+44 131 556 3515
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"buried here"
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"resting place"
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"royal mile"
in 18 reviews
"blue interior"
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"pretty church"
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"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"old town"
in 4 reviews
"pews"
in 8 reviews
"churchyard"
in 6 reviews
"zara"
in 6 reviews
"poet"
in 5 reviews
"holyrood"
in 9 reviews
"queen"
in 8 reviews
"wealth"
in 4 reviews
"cemetery"
in 5 reviews
"scrooge"
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"worships"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are so many Cathedrals/Churches in Edinburgh, that this might not be in everybody's to-do list. Location is great, because Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament are near, so you probably end up in this part of Royal Mile anyway. Also free Museum of Edinburgh is...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk around the Kirkyard in the spring sunshine. The church was not open this time, check if you want to see inside. We went especially to see Robert Ferguson’s grave, but there are others of interest too.

Thank Aconite9371
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Walking from the Old Town, when it’s getting near to the Palace, there stands the small church - Canongate Kirk. You may miss it as it is small with a not so noticeable facade. But if you happen to be there is spring, the blooming...More

Thank D8490IValicec
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Lovely understated church, frequented by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall got married here. When we first passed by the church was closed but we were able to walk around the grounds, however the following day we...More

Thank Rich_Teeee
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

An important site in the old city, just inside the city walls. Worth a quick visit, lots to see around, lots to eat and drink.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This is a cute, charming little church in which the queen worships when in the area. There is a seat reserved especially for her and marked with a royal crown. The headstones in the yard are interesting to see as well since several famous people...More

1  Thank Moppa2015
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Apparently the home of the grace of one Ebenezzer Scrooge, the Kirk was the site of grave robbers and hence metal grates were installed to deter people from stealing bodies to sell to the local medical school. Lots of old gravestones whisper the history of...More

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

On Canongate across from the Edinburgh Museum this kirk is inviting with its Dutch blue interior. Don't miss the royal pew in the front and numerous pictures of the many visits the royal family makes while they are at Holyrood only a short distance away....More

1  Thank Liamsmamo
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is worth a quick stop to say been there done that, Take a few photo's look at the cemetery etc. Really up to the person. You will pass it ten times

1  Thank coachee1313
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have visited many churches in Europe but what makes the Canongate Kirk stand out is it's simplicity. The clear glass windows flood the church with light and I found the blue paint used on the pews and pulpit unusual but attractive not the austerity...More

Thank Taxidevil
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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
...More
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