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St. Mary's Cathedral

23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
+44 131 225 6293
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St George’s school used this spectacular venue for its leaver event. Plus side is a spectacular... read more

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Ron I
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Great place to hear music during a service

Enjoyed the service and the convivial coffee and tea afterwards. Great place to meet locals and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
West End
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+44 131 225 6293
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"pipe organ"
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"choral music"
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"attended evensong"
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"working church"
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"architectural beauty"
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"lovely stained glass"
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"west end of edinburgh"
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"great place to walk"
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"great architecture"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St George’s school used this spectacular venue for its leaver event. Plus side is a spectacular venue and grounds for daughters leaving ceremony. Beautiful alter area with choir stalls and breathtaking stain glass. On the negative side long so very difficult to see and the...More

Thank Ron I
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed the service and the convivial coffee and tea afterwards. Great place to meet locals and learn a bit of history

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like everything else in Edinburgh, the architecture is magnificent. The inside is breathtaking and serene, and just a marvel in design.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree and confess that the St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile is the most magnificent church of Edinburgh but then St. Mary's Cathedral at Palmerston Place has a charm of its own. I was not lucky enough to be there to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most visitors will just walk down Palmerston Place and gaze upon the gothic cathedral with the 3 spires - but go on in on a sunny day and look to the right as the sun floods in through the Paolozzi stained glass window. Amazing. Try...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling around this beautiful part of Edinburgh, we happpened upon St Mary's Cathedral, where the service of Evensong was in full swing. We stayed for the service and enjoyed the beautiful singing of the choir and the thoughtful prayers of the priest.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking forward to visiting Edinburgh on the 14/15 July and in particular this beautiful cathedral where my daughters amazing school chapel choir will be performing during three services over the weekend. For service times refer to St Mary’s. Thoroughly recommended to all and what’s more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sublime cathedral anchoring the West End. Attending a service really unlocks the beauty and spirit of the place. We attended Evensong when the famous choir was on half term holiday. The intimate service in a side chapel was monastic, reflective and prayerful. Quietly moving. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has the most beautiful architecture and Latin hymns are sung to this day. Please go for the mass. I'm surprised how few Catholics come to church.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Marys Catherdral was as expected, simply beautiful. The stain glass windows are worth the trip alone, the small details, marble accents add to the overall beauty.

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citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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