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Church of St John the Evangelist

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ, Scotland
+44 131 229 7565
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Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 229 7565
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

A scenic approach to the church, semi-hidden behind greenery, was lovely and it looked tremendous against the blue skyline. The facade is majestically inspiring. A Celtic Cross in memory of Dean Ramsey is to be seen in the grounds. One is the most spectacular aspects...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It is in one of the corners of the Princess Street Gardens - the building is wonderful and you can participate in one of the services if you want.

Thank FabyAoki
Reviewed 31 January 2017

One thing I really loved about Edinburgh on my last visit was the architecture and old charm of the city. This church just added to that feeling around the way, I took a walk up Calton hill while I was here, and enjoyed the cities...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Church of St John the Evangelist is worth the visit just for the beautiful architecture of the building. Take a good look at the structure especially the wonderful stained glass windows.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The beautiful Scottish Anglican church is located at the west end of Princes street and is beside the ancient St Cuthberts Presbyterian church. This lovely regency church was dedicated in 1818 and has a spectacular ceiling of faux plaster Gothic groins modeled on the Henry...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I were staying at the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian in August. The hotel had assigned us to a castle-view room. Looking out our window, we could plainly see the castle and St. John the Evangelist Church. The church's architecture was beautiful and intriguing,...More

Thank John_MT5486MW
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I passed this church and entered it. We were surprised by the high quality of the stained glass windows, with very good colors. This is a must see in our eyes.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful house of worship. Incredible that it costs £1000 a day to run this building. It's festival season and today we're waiting to watch Time for Change by the Manchester International Roots Orchestra. We've already seen a variety of multi cultural acts but...More

Thank ManchesterWillH
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Attending the even song is probably the best way to see a church. Not only do you get to see the church but you also become part of what it's there for, whether you are a believer or not. This is true for St John's...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Really nice interior, impressive windows filtering the light. It is on princes Street, so easy to find.

Thank delagioventu
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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