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We did not aim here, but had heard of it. We had left the Holyrood House Palace after touring. This church is really nice and so so historic. Worth stopping in. Read the hand out you are give. Look at the amazingly beautiful cushions near...More
Unfortunately the church was closed at the time of my visit but I wandered around the old graves and crypts some dating back 200 years.
There is an interesting statue of the poet Robert Fergusson on the pavement outside the church entrance.
In all the years I lived in and have visited Edinburgh, I had never been inside the Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile, the parish of which includes Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Castle. It is the church in which members of the...More
Having visited previously and found it locked we were delighted to have the opportunity to visit this church. We encountered a very helpful man at the entrance who provided us with a wealth of information. It transpires he was the minister which was an added...More
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.
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
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
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.