Churches & Cathedrals

Discover a collection of informative guides and reviews about Scotland’s kirks and religious sites.

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St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral Visitor Guide

In this article, you’ll discover the magnificent St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, an architectural gem nestled in the heart of Edinburgh.

This awe-inspiring building, with its soaring spires and intricate stonework, has been an integral part of the city’s skyline since its consecration in 1879.

Even though it’s the largest religious site in the city it’s regarded as one of Edinburgh’s true hidden gems due to its location at Palmerston Place in the West End – an area not usually visited by tourists

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Parish Church of St. Cuthbert Visitor Guide

In this post, we’ll explore the Parish Church of St. Cuthbert in Edinburgh, a stunning architectural marvel nestled in the heart of Scotland’s capital on the westernmost edge of Princes Street Gardens.

Boasting a unique blend of architectural styles, the church has undergone several renovations over the centuries and is now one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and a must-visit destination for tourists.

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St. Giles Cathedral Visitor Guide

St. Giles Cathedral has been a focal point for religious activity in Edinburgh for over 900 years, although the present structure that we see today can trace its roots back to the 14th century.

Due to its central location on The Royal Mile, St. Giles has become a popular tourist attraction and is an ideal stop-off point between excursions to the palace and the castle.

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Melrose Abbey Visitor Guide

Melrose Abbey is located near the village of Melrose on the River Tweed. It was founded in 1136 as Scotland’s first Cistercian monastery and is famous for being the burial site of Robert the Bruce’s heart.

The abbey is managed by Historic Environment Scotland. Paid entry is available for all visitors but HES members can enter for free. Discover Melrose Abbey with this complete visitor guide.

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Iona Abbey Visitor Guide

Iona Abbey – located on the Isle of Iona on the far south-west corner of Mull – was founded by St. Columba in AD 563.

The abbey is one of Europe’s oldest sites of worship and was an important burial site for Scottish royalty after the Scottish Reformation.

Today, Iona is a popular tourist destination that is accessible via ferry from the village of Fionnphort on Mull.

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Dunfermline Abbey Visitor Guide

Dunfermline Abbey is located in the heart of Scotland’s ancient capital, where it’s best known as being the final resting place for many of the nation’s royals, including Robert the Bruce.

The abbey borders a large public park and is within a short walk of Dunfermline high street.

Discover Dunfermline Abbey in this guide, which includes an overview and detailed visiting information.

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