Image of St Giles' Cathedral including crown spire,© Peter Backhouse
© Peter Backhouse

St Giles' Cathedral

Royal Mile

Visit Scotland's High Kirk, with 900 years of history and architecture to explore

Heraldic Flags hanging in a church aisle ,© Peter Backhouse
  • Heraldic Flags hanging in a church aisle ,© Peter Backhouse
    © Peter Backhouse
  • Medieval stonework and stained-glass windows,© Peter Backhouse
    © Peter Backhouse
  • Mable Effigy and stained-glass window ,© Peter Backhouse
    © Peter Backhouse
  • Intricate carved stone ceiling ,© Peter Backhouse
    © Peter Backhouse


From our medieval pillars to our modern stained glass, St Giles' has watched over Edinburgh for the last 900 years and is rich with history and stories. There is plenty to explore and we have a fantastic team of guides who can help you engage with and enjoy the building. Or, if you are looking for a quiet moment of reflection in the heart of Edinburgh, you can find that here too. Open seven days a week, we are full of intriguing historical secrets and epic architecture.

We offer guided tours at 10:30 and 2:30 which can be booked for free via our website, or you can purchase our audio tour. If you would like to bring a group around please contact

St Giles' has a varied music and events program that can be accessed here:

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Pets Welcome


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Accessible parking

Accessible parking or drop-off point

Level access from entrance to reception

Partial wheelchair access

Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Ramp to main entrance

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

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