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St. Mary's Cathedral

23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
+44 131 225 6293
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A little underwhelming

I love looking around cathedrals, churches, and other religious monuments, despite not being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paul w
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Stoke Lacy, United Kingdom
Massive old church

This is a massive building although only some of it is accessible - for instance the towers cannot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael W
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, Scotland
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+44 131 225 6293
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love looking around cathedrals, churches, and other religious monuments, despite not being religious myself, for the mirror they hold up to the time in which they were built. Unfortunately, this cathedral fails to do that, being a little bland, apart from a magnifiecent organ.

Thank paul w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a massive building although only some of it is accessible - for instance the towers cannot be visited. As with so many of these churches it was quite beautiful. The highlight for us was finding the pew that belonged to Sir Walter Scott...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place of faith and peace. And one with a conscience. Some lovely art. The Presence! The shrine chapel of St Charles the Martyr. Glorious choral music daily.

Thank Mel L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is neither ornate decoration nor celebrities buried here, and there is no comparison with many other Roman Catholic churches in Continental Europe, but remember first and foremost this is a place of worship and not a tourist attraction.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

An impressive edifice. Great place to walk and see. The site is quiet and cavernous; you feel less as if this was built from stone and more as if it's an underground cave. Once inside it's hard to believe that there really is an outside...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Easter su day mass was a fantastic experience. Thank you to the priests & altar servers (all girls) for a wonderful celebration.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Very impressive, you will not be disappointed, there is an information desk on entry. The staff are very friendly and helpful 😊

Thank michael w
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We enjoy seeing famous churches and cathedrals so we made a point to see St. Mary's Cathedral and it was great. Beautiful building built in the 19th century. Worth seeing.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It's an old church with a long history. I found it when I was walking to the Dean Village. Should walk inside and take a look. Spend 20-30mins.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This beautiful church does not get the recognition it deserves as a must see tourist attraction in Edinburgh. For starters it is a bit off the beaten track, being a way to the west of Princes St and the new town. It also does not...More

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So sorry, no idea. Never thought of climbing the towers.
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