• St. Giles' Cathedral
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St. Giles' Cathedral

Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

There has been a church on the site of this cathedral since the 9th century. St. Giles' Cathedral was built in 1120, and it has served an important role in Scottish religion as the Mother Church of...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • May - Sep  Daily 9am-7pm
  • Oct - Apr  Daily 9am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Free Things to Do, Historic Sites: "The stained glass and incredible ornamentations inside St. Giles Cathedral can hardly fail to capture your imagination. If you want to film or take photographs then you should pick up a permit at the Information Desk, it only costs £2."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: You won't soon forget St. Giles Cathedral as stepping through the doors is like stepping back in time.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: St Giles lies at the heart of Edinburgh, and it's religious and social history

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