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This cathedral is amazing. The biggest steeple is absolutely massive. Inside the cathedral is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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nice Gothic church

as you walk by the area you will for sure run into the Church, its a very nice example of Gothic... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cathedral is amazing. The biggest steeple is absolutely massive. Inside the cathedral is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's a big gothic cathedral but try and get inside to have a look at the Paolozzi stained glass on a day when the sun shines through it (Spring to Autumn morning and early afternoon. At other times try and attend a music recital....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ajm549
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

as you walk by the area you will for sure run into the Church, its a very nice example of Gothic style,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 332karenq
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is a lovely (relatively new) cathedral which is the seat of the Church in Edinburgh. I have been to Mass here several times on visits and taken Eucharist at the communion rail, a rare experience for Americans like me. Do not neglect to venerate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Daydream62117486929
Reviewed 31 October 2018

St Mary's is the Episcopalian Cathedral in Edinburgh, an impressive piece of neo-Gothic architecture on the edge of the New Town. Well decorated and welcoming. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MonsDenis
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Please note there are TWO different St. Mary cathedrals in Edinburgh. This one is in the West End, near Dean Village. The other one (there's another entry here on Tripadvisor) is in the new town, near Calton Hill. There are lots of pictures and reviews...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andre A
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful exterior - beautiful interior. Interesting history, great architecture, surprising art collection.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank salarsson
Reviewed 14 October 2018

More recent than most: 1800s. Early morning light through the stained glass makes the nave very pretty. Incredible carvings around doors and arches. Three towers -- all tall. Main tower goes from square to an octagon which is pretty unique. Walk around the whole thing....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 9 October 2018

St. Mary's Cathedral is worth a visit to Edinburgh. The church is beautiful inside and outside. Free to enter but a donation is accepted.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank joycep883
Reviewed 3 October 2018

so much information in the church, give at least an hour to see everything and surroundings, give a donation and take all the pictures you want ;)

Date of experience: September 2018
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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
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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24 October 2017|
Response from PeterVo | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, no idea. Never thought of climbing the towers.
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