St Giles Cathedral
Inside St Giles Cathedral

St Giles’ Cathedral

St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, possesses a great deal of history for you to uncover. Founded by King David I in the 12th century, the cathedral has been the centre of major events, including raids and riots!

You can learn of these during an exploration of the building while admiring its breath-taking architecture and stained-glass windows. During your visit, why not climb the ancient tour and take in the panoramas of Edinburgh Old Town?

Thistle Chapel, constructed in 1911, rests within the cathedral and offers free admission. Be sure to spend time admiring the golden ceiling and neo-gothic structures that make this space so special.

Daily services can be partaken in here, all of which are free and welcome to all. The Cathedral Choir regularly sings at the services, providing a remarkable touch to your visit.

The cathedral hosts ample events, such as art exhibitions and music concerts. There is also a range of family-friendly workshops available, ideal for those bringing children!

Round off your trip with a visit to the St Giles’ Shop, where you can choose from a range of special souvenirs.

Discover over 900 years of history with a visit to St Giles’ Cathedral…

Image Credits: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP (Glasg)CC BY SA 4.0

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