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Canongate Kirk

153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
+44 131 556 3515
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  • Excellent27%
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  • Average8%
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“royal mile” (18 reviews)
“blue interior” (2 reviews)
“painted sky” (2 reviews)
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153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An important site in the old city, just inside the city walls. Worth a quick visit, lots to see around, lots to eat and drink.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a cute, charming little church in which the queen worships when in the area. There is a seat reserved especially for her and marked with a royal crown. The headstones in the yard are interesting to see as well since several famous people...More

Thank Moppa2015
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Apparently the home of the grace of one Ebenezzer Scrooge, the Kirk was the site of grave robbers and hence metal grates were installed to deter people from stealing bodies to sell to the local medical school. Lots of old gravestones whisper the history of...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 21 September 2017

On Canongate across from the Edinburgh Museum this kirk is inviting with its Dutch blue interior. Don't miss the royal pew in the front and numerous pictures of the many visits the royal family makes while they are at Holyrood only a short distance away....More

Thank Liamsmamo
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is worth a quick stop to say been there done that, Take a few photo's look at the cemetery etc. Really up to the person. You will pass it ten times

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have visited many churches in Europe but what makes the Canongate Kirk stand out is it's simplicity. The clear glass windows flood the church with light and I found the blue paint used on the pews and pulpit unusual but attractive not the austerity...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Canongate Kirk is a pretty church just off the Royal Mile, reflecting quaint Dutch architecture with gable ends. It is easier to visit the churchyard around the Kirk, as the church is often closed to the public. A walk around the churchyard takes you back...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It has a gorgeous facade with an interesting stag's head and antlers at the apex. Above the pediment a plaque informs that the church was built with a large donation in the mid 1600s from a local businessman. Inside is attractive. The predominantly white walls...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This church is a real gem. It is the armed services church and where the Queen attends. It has lovely volunteers and no charges for photography. It is also where Adam Smith is buried.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 3 July 2017

the Canongate church is the military church of Edinburgh. Like in most churches in Scotland, there is little of value to see inside. but his church is special as it is all in some blue color. lucks funnny. and that's it. the graveyard around is...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Nearby
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
...More
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