I stopped by the church by accident and was pleasantly surprised by an interesting visit. I didn't expect a 300+ year old church to be painted baby blue.
This is the east end of the Royal mile and everything here speaks about the history of great Edinburgh. Many courts and buildings to explore plus very close to the Holyrood and the Parliament.
A nice area to walk around in, not quite as full of sites as some of the rest of the Royal Mile, but not bad. As with much of the street becareful walking as often the road is uneven. Overall an enjoyable place to stroll along.
Worth wandering down the other end of the royal for a look around. A really under appreciated part of the city and really beautiful in spots.
We have been trying for 3 years to visit Canongate Kirk the church on Canongate and this year for the first time managed to time it just right. What a beautiful place it is. Surprisingly the pews are painted a pale blue colour and there are no stained glass windows but it works. A fabulous place well worth a visit.... More
The Canongate has many interesting buildings and is at the eastern end of the Royal Mile. Many famous people are interred in Canongate Kirkyard.
The Canongate is a great place in which to live with a wonderful community spirit. In the old days the Canongate was a separate burgh outside the city walls, the World's End pub being part of the boundary wall! The name originates from Canons' Gait or canons' walk in deference to the Canons who used to inhabit the monastery at... More
Love strolling down here plenty to see and do! a must for all tourists, sadly it is full of tourist tat shops!
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