App
Download the App for Free
Help
Within the United Kingdom 0808 196 9996 English: 24/7
Global Access Number +44 113 868 8886 English: 24/7
EN
Languages
GBP
Top currencies
All currencies

St Giles Cathedral

4.5/5167 Reviews
Church

Business Hours

Summer opening hours (April-October) Monday-Friday 9:00-19:00, Saturday 9:00-17:00 Sunday 13:00-17:00, Winter opening hours (November-March ), Monday-Saturday 9:00-17:00, Sunday 13:00-17:00

Address

High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
View on Map

About St Giles Cathedral

Although there has been a church on this site since 1854, the earliest remains to be found in St Giles' Cathedral are four pillars which date from about 1120. In 1385 the church was destroyed by an English army but soon afterward rebuilt in greater splendor. In 1460 the roof was raised and the main body of the church extended eastwards. The famously elaborate crown spire was completed in 1495 and St Giles' was made a Presbyterian cathedral by Charles I in 1633. The Chapel of the Knights of the Thistle, built in 1911 for the Order of the Thistle, is particularly beautiful: each Knight's stall is carved in wood with an impressively intricate touch.
show less

Reviews

Write a Review
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 17

Attractions Near St Giles Cathedral

Heart of Midlothian
Heart of Midlothian
4.2/522 Reviews
Historical Architecture
<100m away
Edinburgh Parliament Square
Edinburgh Parliament Square
4.4/540 Reviews
Square
<100m away
Cannongate Tolbooth
Cannongate Tolbooth
4.3/520 Reviews
City Hall
<100m away
The Real Mary King's Close
The Real Mary King's Close
4.3/560 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
<100m away

Restaurants Near St Giles Cathedral

Angels with Bagpipes
Angels with Bagpipes
4.2/55 Reviews
$$$$
Western-style
<100m away
Burgers and Beers Grillhouse
Burgers and Beers Grillhouse
4.0/51 Reviews
$$$$
BarbequeFast Food
<100m away
The Royal McGregor
The Royal McGregor
4.3/52 Reviews
$$$$
Western-style
119m away
Ondine
Ondine
2.0/56 Reviews
$$$$
Western-style
122m away

Hotels Near St Giles Cathedral

Fraser Suites Edinburgh
Fraser Suites Edinburgh
4.4/524 Reviews
<100m away
Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Cowgate Tourist Hostel
4.1/56 Reviews
124m away
Stay Central Hotel
Stay Central Hotel
4.5/521 Reviews
130m away
Trip.com is part of Trip.com Group Limited, one of the world's leading providers of travel services.
Ctrip Skyscanner Trip