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“A church with a difference” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canongate Kirk

Canongate Kirk
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Wellington, New Zealand
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433 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A church with a difference”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This church (kirk) is very different to most of the others you'll see in Edinburgh, with its white and blue painted interior, limited number of stained glass windows, and it's very simple lay-out. It's surrounded bay graveyard that holds many of the elite of past Edinburgh society, and is a church that is still very important to the community. Recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“The very best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

One of the highlights of a visit to Edinburgh. The understated features of this 17th century church with strong Royal connections (and pale blue pews!) make it welcoming and relaxing. The hiugh quality of an evening choral performance was well worth the long walk through the rain.

Visited March 2014
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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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“The baby blue church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

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.

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh
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99 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“the east end”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

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.

Visited May 2012
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plainfield
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55 reviews
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“nice stroll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

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.

Visited January 2013
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