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St Cuthbert's Church

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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Amazing kirk in lovely setting

I followed the sound of the bells on Sunday and found this lovely old church with its own ancient graveyard at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. I was pleased with the calm woodland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy J
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a very old church and graveyard in the city at the west end when i was in my teens it was always said to have a ghost called the white lady which i might have thought i seen but probably light playing mind games.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I followed the sound of the bells on Sunday and found this lovely old church with its own ancient graveyard at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. I was pleased with the calm woodland atmosphere which feels far away from the busy city noise and traffic. Welcoming Minister and clergy to any visitor wanting to join the service. I felt restored... More 

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Thank Tracy J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered through by pure chance but glad we did. Huge grace stones and grace 'plaques' if that is how you describe the large headstones on the walls?! Best of all, visit after dark. We took the Bus Ghost Tour, but you can go there anytime anyway, and had a wander round the site. Very spooky and atmospheric although we didn't... More 

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1 Thank Terence K
Cheshire
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I adore old graveyards that are steeped in history and have stories to tell, so I planned my trip to Edinburgh to see Greyfriar's churchyard. When I announced my planned visit, I was advised to visit St Cuthbert's churchyard, which is in the center of Edinburgh and I was amazed. This is truly a beautiful graveyard with wonderful old Memento... More 

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Thank MazKaz
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had a good walk around this city, including up Calton hill, where a looked down upon the city and it's sleepy spires, one of the nearer ones was St Cuthbert's a building that swings along quite well with the ambience of the city, unlike some carbuncles you would see around and about.

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Thank Theycallitmadness
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

this is among the oldest churches in edinburgh with a reputedly haunted grave yard worth a visit if you are passing.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

A very well kept historic graveyard in the middle of Princes Street Gardens and just below Princes Street and the buses and trams - not that you would know that as this place is very tranquil. Well worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were intent on walking into as many churches as we could on Princes St and by the time we got to St Cuthbert, we were ready to call it the last one. And I believe that the spirit of Agatha Christie led me to the church where her second marriage was held as I am an avid fan! In... More 

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Thank whichcitynow
Bathurst, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

My interest in St Cuthbert's Church began with reading an opinion that the design might resemble the Templar model. Given the Templar history of Scotland this piqued my interest. It is the graveyard, however which attracted most of my attention. In addition to the interesting grave markers it offers a splendid and somewhat unusual angle from which to photograph the... More 

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Thank 88Duncans
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We love trawling around churches and churchyards, it was a wonderful church and the people inside were very informative but the graveyard is def worth a visit.

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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 the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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