St Giles' Cathedral

Charity registered in Scotland SC003565

St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights and Ladies chosen by The Queen.)


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St Giles' Cathedral is a site of significant spiritual, historical and architectural interest. Each year it attracts over 1,000,000 visitors, drawn from many nationalities, age groups and walks of life. Our volunteer guides are the first point of contact for most visitors and play a crucial role in ensuring the quality of their experience. Feedback from visitors suggests that each encounter with the guides has the potential to make someone's visit; 'I appreciated the warm and personal tour'.