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Canongate Kirk

153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
+44 131 556 3515
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“blue interior” (3 reviews)
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153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 556 3515
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"buried here"
in 4 reviews
"blue interior"
in 3 reviews
"century church"
in 3 reviews
"resting place"
in 3 reviews
"royal mile"
in 20 reviews
"scottish parliament"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"royal wedding"
in 2 reviews
"pretty church"
in 2 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 6 reviews
"robert burns"
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"free museum"
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"on display"
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"old town"
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"pews"
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"zara"
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"poet"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic church still used for worship today. The guides are friendly and happy to share their pride in this interesting spot. Look for Adam Smith's grave in the traditional cemetery outside.

Thank tweedybird26
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got separated in the cemetery and I felt fairly confident the dead had risen up and kidnapped them. It's actually a quite impressive cemetery. It's big for its location in the city, and there's a few notable people buried there that it's fun to...More

Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought I'd just pop my head in and see the interior of the church when I was walking past anyway. It's a beautiful church inside and out, well worth it just for that alone. But then I got to chatting with one of the...More

Thank emmydavidson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this church. I just loved the blue interior finish and the great history. The guides in the the church entrance hall were great to chat with and a mine of knowledge.

1  Thank Timothy K
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Canongate Kirk is a 17th century church located on the Canongate section of the Royal Mile. The official church of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliment. A hidden gem on the Royal Mile. Jolly Chriss.

1  Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Located across the street from the Edinburgh National Museum, it is a lovely church that offers a Guide to answer all of your questions. Still in use today with an active community that has preserved its existence and significance to Edinburgh's history. Princess Ann's daughter...More

Thank ChristineL661
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Above the doorway to the Canongate Kirk there is a plaque that states " In 1688 King James VII ordained that the Mortification of Thos. Moodie, granted in 1649 to build a Church, should be applied to the erection of this structure". At the entrance,...More

Thank GranddaddyDom
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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 26 March 2018 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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