Best cathedrals in Edinburgh

Check out the top cathedrals in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. St.Giles' Cathedral
1. St.Giles' Cathedral
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59 local reviews
High St
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+44 131 225 9442
ChurchPlace of worshipPoint of interest
Rafael
Consecrated in 1243, St Giles Cathedral is Edinburgh's principal church. The 161 ft central tower with its…
Graeme
Consecrated in 1243, St Giles Cathedral is Edinburgh's principal church. The 161 ft central tower with its…
Sara
Stunning architecture and newly reopened to the public. St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of…
1. St.Giles' Cathedral
1. St.Giles' Cathedral
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59 local reviews
High St
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+44 131 225 9442
Rafael
Rafael
Consecrated in 1243, St Giles Cathedral is Edinburgh's principal church. The 161 ft central tower with its eight arched buttresses forms a…
Graeme
Graeme
Consecrated in 1243, St Giles Cathedral is Edinburgh's principal church. The 161 ft central tower with its eight arched buttresses forms a…
Sara
Sara
Stunning architecture and newly reopened to the public. St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown…
2. Angels with Bagpipes
2. Angels with Bagpipes
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78 local reviews
343 High St
Closed · Opens in 14 minutes
+44 131 220 1111
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Amanda
Situated on the Royal Mile across from St Giles Cathedral which is where the restaurant’s name came from. In…
Kat
FOOD SCENE: This restaurant has a good reputation for serving Scottish dishes in a modern style at a medium…
2. Angels with Bagpipes
2. Angels with Bagpipes
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78 local reviews
343 High St
Closed · Opens in 14 minutes
+44 131 220 1111
Amanda
Amanda
Situated on the Royal Mile across from St Giles Cathedral which is where the restaurant’s name came from. In the chapel inside St Giles…
Kat
Kat
FOOD SCENE: This restaurant has a good reputation for serving Scottish dishes in a modern style at a medium price. It's right next to St…
3. St Mary's Cathedral
3. St Mary's Cathedral
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12 local reviews
23 Palmerston Pl
0131 225 6293
ChurchPlace of worshipEstablishment
Raffaele
Often overlooked, this triple-spired West End cathedral — Scotland’s largest — was designed by George Gilbert…
Sophie
Little bit of a local gem! With its three spires dominating Edinburgh’s western skyline, St Mary’s is…
Paul
Daily choral services and regular free classical concerts in this victorian gothic cathedral, an antidote to a…
3. St Mary's Cathedral
3. St Mary's Cathedral
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12 local reviews
23 Palmerston Pl
0131 225 6293
Raffaele
Raffaele
Often overlooked, this triple-spired West End cathedral — Scotland’s largest — was designed by George Gilbert Scott. A celebration of…
Sophie
Sophie
Little bit of a local gem! With its three spires dominating Edinburgh’s western skyline, St Mary’s is Scotland’s largest Cathedral, and a…
Paul
Paul
Daily choral services and regular free classical concerts in this victorian gothic cathedral, an antidote to a busy day in town.
4. Arthur's Seat
4. Arthur's Seat
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978 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Natural featureEstablishment
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Johanna
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Sarah
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
4. Arthur's Seat
4. Arthur's Seat
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978 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Adrian
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Johanna
Johanna
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Sarah
Sarah
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
5. St Marys Cathedral
5. St Marys Cathedral
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10 local reviews
Place of worshipPoint of interestEstablishment
Danielle
Edinburgh's 'second' cathedral, St. Mary's avoids the humming crowd of it's more busy Royal Mile Cousin. But…
Imogen
St Marys Cathedral is a one minute walk from my home, you will probably pass it most days you are staying. …
Katie
Beautiful cathedral with semi-regular classical music concerts. Well worth a visit! Beautiful venue during the…
5. St Marys Cathedral
5. St Marys Cathedral
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10 local reviews
Danielle
Danielle
Edinburgh's 'second' cathedral, St. Mary's avoids the humming crowd of it's more busy Royal Mile Cousin. But don't discount it! Here you'll…
Imogen
Imogen
St Marys Cathedral is a one minute walk from my home, you will probably pass it most days you are staying. Wonder round and if you get the…
Katie
Katie
Beautiful cathedral with semi-regular classical music concerts. Well worth a visit! Beautiful venue during the festival.
6. Royal Mile
6. Royal Mile
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121 local reviews
Royal Mile
Route
Jane
Known locally as the Lawn Market, the High Street and the Cannongate Leading from the Castle to the Palace of…
Yves
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle,…
Guen
This is where the history is: the Castle at the top and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the bottom, with St…
6. Royal Mile
6. Royal Mile
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121 local reviews
Royal Mile
Jane
Jane
Known locally as the Lawn Market, the High Street and the Cannongate Leading from the Castle to the Palace of Holyrood the Royal Mile is…
Yves
Yves
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of…
Guen
Guen
This is where the history is: the Castle at the top and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the bottom, with St Giles' Cathedral, John Knox's…
7. Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe
7. Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe
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9 local reviews
Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
0131 225 5147
CafeFoodEstablishment
Giovanna
St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church…
Valen
On your walk on the Royal Mile stop few minutes on the beautiful cathedral.
John
Stunning gothic cathedral, just 'round the corner!
7. Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe
7. Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe
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9 local reviews
Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
0131 225 5147
Giovanna
Giovanna
St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh
Valen
Valen
On your walk on the Royal Mile stop few minutes on the beautiful cathedral.
John
John
Stunning gothic cathedral, just 'round the corner!
8. Royal Mile
8. Royal Mile
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19 local reviews
515/1 Lawnmarket
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
Travel agencyStorePoint of interest
Graeme
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle,…
8. Royal Mile
8. Royal Mile
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19 local reviews
515/1 Lawnmarket
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
Graeme
Graeme
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of…
9. The Royal Mile
9. The Royal Mile
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97 local reviews
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Route
Maria
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle,…
Katy
The road which leads down from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland. The…
9. The Royal Mile
9. The Royal Mile
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97 local reviews
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Maria
Maria
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of…
Katy
Katy
The road which leads down from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland. The Mile has lots of touristy shops…