St Giles' Cathedral

St Giles' Cathedral
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
  • Telephone 0131 226 0677
  • Opening times Oct–Apr: Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. May–Sep: Mon–Fri 9am–7pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm.
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St Giles' Cathedral

Dominating the Royal Mile, St Giles’ Cathedral has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for approximately 900 years. Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline on the Royal Mile. It is home to some of the finest stained glass windows in Scotland, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, and hosts regular choral and organ performances. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, this church has witnessed executions, riots and celebrations. The cathedral features a gift shop and a café. It is free to enter the church and guided rooftop tours are available during certain hours for a fee.

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Afternoon Concert Series

Afternoon classical concerts.

Wed 20 Nov

Free / 0131 226 0677

Edinburgh Napier Music Students play selected works.

  • 13:30

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

Sun 24 Nov

Free / 0131 226 0677

Sangstream Scots Folk Choir, directed by Robyn Stapleton, sing a programme of Scottish folksongs.

  • 18:00

Sun 1 Dec

Free / 0131 226 0677

The Oto Collective plays music for Advent, by Tavener, Tallis, Frances-Hoad and Madsen.

  • 18:00

Sun 8 Dec

Free / 0131 226 0677

Rudsambee sings seasonal choral music.

  • 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 22 Dec

Viennese Christmas By Candlelight

St GilesCathedralTouring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.Programme:Strauss - Die Fledermaus OvertureTchaikovsky - Nutcracker SuiteStrauss…

Wed 4 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0677

Fri 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0677

Fri 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 0677

Vivaldi's Four Seasons At Christmas

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Winter from Vivaldis timeless classic The Four seasons, in a hugely appealing programme to get you in the festive spirit!Piccadilly Sinfoniettatbc(violin/guest leader)Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)Pachelbel - Canon in DCorelli - Christmas ConcertoBach - Jesu…

Fri 20 Dec

Sold out / 0131 226 0677

A West End Winter Wonderland

A charity Christmas concert with musical numbers.

Fri 22 Nov

£25 / 0131 226 0677

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