Canongate Kirk, Scotland, Photo, Royal Mile Building Picture, Architecture, Wedding, Date
Canongate Kirk Edinburgh
Historic Church on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town Architecture – History + Images
Canongate Kirk is on the Royal Mile opposite Crichton’s Close, Old Town, Edinburgh
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall marriage at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh on July 30, 2011.
The Kirk (1688) which is set back from the road allowing the tight Royal Mile to expand north to form a seating area.
Next to the Canongate Old Tolbooth (1591) on the left and Moray House (1625).
The Kirk of the Canongate serves the Parish of Canongate in Edinburgh’s Old Town, in Scotland. It is a congregation of the Church of Scotland. The parish includes the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. It is also the parish church of Edinburgh Castle, even though the castle is detached from the rest of the parish. The wedding of Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter, and Mike Tindall, took place at the church on 30 July 2011.
The Canongate was a separate burgh before it was formally absorbed by Edinburgh in 1856. By the late 1970s, the lower part of the Royal Mile, including the Canongate, had become unfashionable and run down. The local population was declining. The Kirk was threatened with closure, which was successfully resisted by the minister and congregation. Since then, circumstances have changed radically – notably with the construction of new flats in the vicinity as well as the new Scottish Parliament building.
Canongate Tolbooth image © Adrian Welch
Another Old Town church building, roughly half way up the Royal Mile on the south side, by the junction with the South and North Bridges:
Tron Kirk Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
Old Town buildings close by:
Scottish Parliament Building – at the foot of the Royal Mile
picture © Keith Hunter
Old Town Housing – further down the street on the same side as the church
photograph © Adrian Welch
Canongate Kirk images © Adrian Welch
Royal High School
photo © Adrian Welch
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