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153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church was closed, but we took some time to look at the tombstones and admire the outside. It’s a lovely looking church with some interesting graves.

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Greater by very nice ladies invited to sit in church and read laminated history of the Church. Walked around inside and then went outside to see the extensive graveyard Again worthy to see

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Lots of military related decoration/memorabilia in the church. Nevertheless it is an interesting church. I was surprised that they had an information leaflet in my language.

Thank niinan2
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Thank XRXM
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

1  Thank Adam T
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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

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