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.
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Edinburgh's Royal Mile takes in hundreds of years of history and drama16 Feb 2011
A haven for tourists and the centrepoint of historic Edinburgh
The Royal Mile begins as you leave the castle. On the right is the Scotch Whisky Experience – the perfect introduction to the history and alchemy of Scotland’s national drink – complete with a dram at the end. On the left, the tower with the…
Perfect pitch - Classical venue guide15 Sep 2008
For those looking for something a little more civilised, Edinburgh and Glasgow have a host of classical venues on offer.