We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Greenside Parish Church

Broughton & Calton
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1B Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 556 5588

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
A nice little church on a big Edinburgh hill

I walked past this church every day, as my hotel was just behind it. It is beautifully located on the edge of Calton Hill and has a marvellous view looking over the centre of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2011
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 3: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
1,103 reviews
824 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I passed by this church on a bus and admired it, then saw it again when I was up Calton hill, pretty standard design for an old church, but then aren't most old churches beautiful buildings anyway?

Thank Theycallitmadness
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
948 reviews
474 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely Church with some really friendly people who make you feel very welcome whenever you visit. Great place to relax & worship God near the city centre

Thank ScottishTemplar
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,090 reviews
735 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

I walked past this church every day, as my hotel was just behind it. It is beautifully located on the edge of Calton Hill and has a marvellous view looking over the centre of Edinburgh. Indeed the name of this church is derived from its location on the ‘green side’ of Calton Hill. The church itself is a nice old... More 

3 Thank Fiver75

Travellers who viewed Greenside Parish Church also viewed


Been to Greenside Parish Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Greenside Parish Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighbourhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
Explore this neighbourhood