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Canongate Kirk is a simple looking church on the Royal Mile not far from Holyrood Palace. We used to walk past it on our way from the hotel often.
It is the burial site of several famous people including economist Adam Smith.
Lovely church you encounter while walking down the Royal Mile from the Castle to the Holyrood Palace. Beautiful architecture. You can read about the history of the church from a paper guide inside. Well worth the visit - an unexpected gem. Go around the back...More
For us, Canongate Kirk was an interesting place to visit due to its connection to the history of Mary, Queen of Scots. We were strolling in the maze of the old tombstones of the church cemetery and stumbled upon the simple dilapidated grave stone with...More
If you are walking along the Royal Mile and going to Holyrood, you should stop at the Canongate Church for a quick visit. We walked in and were given a brief history of the church to read on a piece of paper.
We also walked...More
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
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.