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St. Giles Cathedral

The iconic City Church of Edinburgh, known as St. Giles Cathedral, invites visitors to learn about its storied history through scholar-lead guided tours. Originally dedicated to the mission of the Parish Church in 1243, this world-renowned structure was completed when officially named after Saint Giles. Visitors can attend one of five services on Sunday along with other worship events throughout the week, including Holy Communion at St. Giles Cathedral, which is celebrated and dispersed several times per week. Music also plays a large part in St. Giles' traditionally breathtaking services-the cathedral's newest organ, built in 1992, moans with transcendental power, one of the finest of its kind in all of Europe.

  • Explore the Cathedral and Thistle Chapel and hear firsthand accounts from local volunteers chronicling the history of this iconic church in Edinburgh.
  • Shop for souvenirs at the Cathedral Shop, which features guidebooks, gifts, and traditional music from the church.
  • Enjoy some of Edinburgh's tastiest home-baked goods at the cafes directly surrounding the cathedral once your tour through history is complete.

St. Giles Cathedral is part of the historic Old Town located along the Royal Mile, which also includes along its thoroughfare the world-famous Edinburgh Castle, along with other local landmarks. Visitors travelling by rail will find St. Giles Cathedral located within a short walking distance from Waverly Station. Several buses, along with the convenient hop-on/hop-off tours, also provide transit to and around St. Giles. All underground ghost tours in Edinburgh begin at this cathedral, making it a perfect place to start an extended exploration of Edinburgh. Additionally, there is plenty of available lodging available near this world-class destination at a variety of prices.

Hotels near St Giles Cathedral

134 hotels near St Giles Cathedral

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 45 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 30 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

4 The Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

5 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More

6 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

7 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More

8 Queens Guest House

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

45 Queen Street Map

Housed in a restored Georgian building, Queens Guest House Edinburgh offers a suitable base with tasteful accommodations, gracious hospitality and central location in Edinburgh. This family-owned... More

9 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

10 Inn On The Mile

3 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

82 High Street, Royal Mile Map

With tasteful accommodations in a central location, The Inn on The Mile makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. This... More