St Giles’ Cathedral

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

St Giles’ Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh, sits at the very beating heart of the city. Originally founded in 1124, in the 16th century it became the focal point of the Scottish Reformation, leading to it being regarded today as the “Mother Church of World Presbyterianism”.

St Giles’ is primarily a working church with an active congregation, but it also welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience the history and heritage of the building. It plays an important role in the cultural life of the city and the nation as well, regularly hosting a wide variety of cultural events, lectures, exhibitions and civic ceremonies.

For your digital Doors Open Days experience today, please have a wander through these 360° tours that capture many parts of the building, or discover more about its history by scrolling through this timeline or, if you have a little more time available, by listening to this ongoing series of excellent podcasts.

Do enjoy your virtual visit!

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