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Greenside Parish Church

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Address: 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
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A nice little church on a big Edinburgh hill

I walked past this church every day, as my hotel was just behind it. It is beautifully located on the edge of Calton Hill and has a marvellous view looking over the centre of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I passed by this church on a bus and admired it, then saw it again when I was up Calton hill, pretty standard design for an old church, but then aren't most old churches beautiful buildings anyway?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely Church with some really friendly people who make you feel very welcome whenever you visit. Great place to relax & worship God near the city centre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

I walked past this church every day, as my hotel was just behind it. It is beautifully located on the edge of Calton Hill and has a marvellous view looking over the centre of Edinburgh. Indeed the name of this church is derived from its location on the ‘green side’ of Calton Hill. The church itself is a nice old... More 

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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