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Old Saint Paul's Church

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The original home of Scottish Episcopalianism in Edinburgh.

Founded in 1689 on this site after a split with St Giles .the Church is accessible from the Royal... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Grand church in the heart of the Old Town

It has an attractive facade with series of windows, a crucifix and an oval aperture atop. We... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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25 Feb 2018
“The original home of Scottish Episcopalianism in Edinburgh.”
9 Jul 2017
“Grand church in the heart of the Old Town”
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63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH, Scotland
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Founded in 1689 on this site after a split with St Giles .the Church is accessible from the Royal Mile down Currubers Close . For wheelchairs you are better to go in from Jeffrey Street. There is a seat lift for the stairs A popular...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

It has an attractive facade with series of windows, a crucifix and an oval aperture atop. We visited early morning, were practically the sole congregation, thus experiencing a tranquil and holy space. Ascending through the more modern foyer we saw a fine sculpture of a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The route into the church was from Jeffrey Street and then up quite a lot of steps to reach the entrance to the church. Entering the church it seemed very dark and not very inviting but this impression quickly changed. First one was struck with...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Considering some of the truly ornate and fine structures around this city, St Paul's pails into insignicance, though saying that, if this place was out of town, it would shine out in its own beauty. Just shadowed by a bit too much glory.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Old St Paul's Church is on the corner of Jeffrey Street and Carruber's Close. We found it had to find because of the extensive building works going on in the area and because it is far below the North Bridge. When we got there we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I passed by the church because it was next to Jury´s inn and decided to go up (33 steps of calvary stairs) to see the church. The church is Anglican was closed but the man in charge was very kind and let us pass and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Norma F
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Built in 1883 but tracing its worship history to 1689, Old St. Paul’s should be on the pilgrimage list of every American Episcopalian and anyone else who just wants to see a beautiful church. Here’s why: It is a particularly interesting solution for building into...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank EdgarCosset
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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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