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“Very special place - magnificent, moving murals by Phoebe Anna Traquair”
Review of Mansfield Traquair

Mansfield Traquair
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Just a bit out of the way for tourists (a few blocks from the Royal Mile, past the Conan Doyle Pub), and open limited hours, but well worth a visit. My artist wife wanted to see the murals, which are truly astonishing. She arranged a special Sunday afternoon visit through the Mansfield Traquair Trust. They were more than happy to do it. Fascinating story of the religious organization - the Catholic Apostolic Church - that built the church and commissioned the paintings believing the second coming was at hand. the murals are replete with religious symbolism, reflecting a deep knowledge of Christian beliefs. They are beautifully done. Gorgeous and inspiring to anyone, religious or otherwise.

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Attended wedding at the Mansfield Traquair.

Venue is truly stunning & very atmospheric.

Beautiful former church is an ideal venue.

Staff on the whole excellent, although the evening bar staff seemed a bit inexperienced.

Highly recommended.

Thank Hootie1963
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Attended a cocktail event at this venue ~ it was an amazing night. The Mansfield Traquair is a phenomenal experience.
We tasted some yummy cocktails and it was really interesting to hear the backstory to each concoction.
Food was tasty and inexpensive. Atmosphere 10 out of 10 .

Thank Shellyg53
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This venue is stunning and perfect for an elegant wedding. I had a fabulous time here at a wedding last month. The staff really work together to make sure the event flows well. My only complaint was that the ladies room is two floors down from the main event space, but there is a elevator!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

I was at a wedding in this stunning former church building. There are beautiful murals on the walls depicting religious scenes. The acoustics are a bit tricky to cope with due to the echo and would advise the use of amplification to distribute the sound rather than amplifying it excessively.
Parking in the surrounding area is not easy but you are not too far from the tram terminus in York Place

Thank Iain S
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