St Mary's Cathedral was built in the late 19th century in the West End of Edinburgh's New Town. The cathedral is the see of the Bishop of Edinburgh. Designed in a Gothic style by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the cathedral is now protected as a category A listed building and part of the Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Reaching 90 metres, its spire makes the building the highest in the Edinburgh urban area.

 

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Founded: 1874
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Sruffy Artist (11 months ago)
Fantastic contemporary stained glass windows by Eduardo Paolozzi
Tony Squire (12 months ago)
Impressive building interesting stain glass, decrepid toilet facilities
Allan Kyle (14 months ago)
The cathedral is beautiful, but the congregation is not so nice as its buildings, stained glasses, and music it presents, I am afraid. I have been a member of this church since I moved to Edinburgh and have been using it on regular basis for a long time, but I have hard time there. Some people complained, or raised concerns, if you prefer, to church against me because they were unhappy about my being there. The provost, knowing that I have done nothing wrong, punished me without checking with me whether it was true. He didn't even allow me to tell my part of the story because those people on the other side are his friends and therefore he had them as priority. The problem still remains unsolved, even I have appealed to the bishop. The only answer I have got from the church is that if I want to use this church, I must take the punishment. To make it worse, those people on the other side even complained to the police against me. Although by the end of the day the police realised that I have done nothing wrong and left me in peace, the provost still insisted that I take the punishment. Therefore, I won't recommend this church.
Hazel Thompson (14 months ago)
Majestic Church, All socially distanced measures in place, and they've got the electronic donations system in place. The Resurrection Church of is a nice quiet spot to just sit for the quiet to remember and to celebrate as you may, in your own way. The organ inside is gorgeous and definitely grand, the Stained Glass windows , a wonderful visual all around. The Church. Grounds are brilliant as well, with wonderful trees in bloom at the moment.
Colin Gillies (2 years ago)
This Cathedral dominates Western Edinburgh with its three massive spires which can be seen from all over the city. It, also being the principal Espicopalian place of worship, serves an important religious function.
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