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A "place to find peace"

St Cuthbert's Parish Church is situated at the western end of Princes Street. It is interestingly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
Off the beaten path, but a must see at night too...

Unfortunately, the Church was closed because we arrived at night. We wandered around the outside... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Denver, Colorado
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St Cuthbert's is a Church of Scotland Presbyterian Church. Believed to be the oldest Christian site in Edinburgh, and originally founded by St Cuthbert around 1100 years ago. The current spire is dated 1775, and is all that remains of the previous...more
5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Cuthbert's Parish Church is situated at the western end of Princes Street. It is interestingly, located below street level, and its claim that it's a place where people can find peace and quiet, is probably well justified! Actually, according to its Information Board, it's...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Unfortunately, the Church was closed because we arrived at night. We wandered around the outside grounds and took some magnificent photos of the outside. You can see the Edinburgh Castle up high through the trees. Mom & I ran into a tour group that was...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The parish church of St Cuthbert is located between new and old town by the park. It is very pretty and worth a visit.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I would highly recommend you visiting this location if you are in Edinburgh. Stunning architecture yet very peaceful in the centre of Edinburgh.

Thank RussellEngland
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A beautiful Church with so much history. The lady who showed us around was lovely, very knowledgeable. A truely peaceful and reflective space!

Thank Moira S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Located in Princes Street Gardens so easy to access. Charming church with art worth seeing, especially the Tiffany stained glass window! Great history and peaceful respite in middle of bustling city.

Thank Irma C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I didn’t have a chance to go inside here as it was closed when I walked up at about 4:50pm on a Tuesday. Still, the architecture is interesting and there are some stunning views of Edinburgh Castle on hand. Bear in mind that, although there...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I went for two events during the Fringe. It is a wonderful experience to sit down in the main body of the church staring at the carving of the Last Supper and let the acoustics of a musical concert wash over you. Take time to...More

Thank ajm549
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is an exceptionally stunning sanctuary with an extremely knowledgeable docent (morning of 17 July 18) kindly informing guests of the facility and history. BTW, touring churches was not in our plans but turned out to be a highlight of our visit. The guide mentioned...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets so St Cuthbert's Parish Church gave me that break. I was welcomed to the church by some parishioners and they gave me a information leaflet in my own language. I was not...More

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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